Renaissance-Inspired Bank for the Working Class

Renaissance-Inspired Bank for the Working Class (HM2FR3)

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N 40° 42.966', W 73° 59.783'

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58 Bowery

The former Citizens Savings Bank, chartered to service working class people, was designed in 1922 by the architect Clarence W. Brazer (1880-1956). The monumental building was intended to inspire confidence in depositors. large arched windows brought natural light into the banking room which is crowned by a massive dome.
The cornice of the Bowery façade features stone sculptures by Charles Keck (1871-1951) inspired by the bank's corporate seal. Look up to spot an eagle perched above the clock flanked by seated figures of a seaman and a Native American, as well as beehives symbolizing thrift. Now a designated landmark and a branch of HSBC, the grand Beaux-Arts style bank continues to dominate this major intersection and complement the monumental arch and colonnades of the Manhattan bridge approach just across the street.
- Michael Grubler, Landmarks Committee Chair, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
HM NumberHM2FR3
Year Placed2016
Placed ByBowery Alliance of Neighbors
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Date Added Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584767 N 4507726
Decimal Degrees40.71610000, -73.99638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.966', W 73° 59.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 57.96" N, 73° 59' 46.98" W
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