From Beaux Arts Bank To Bananas

From Beaux Arts Bank To Bananas (HM2G2C)

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N 40° 43.12', W 73° 59.695'

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This Beaux Arts style NYC Landmark was built for the Bowery Bank of New York in 1902, replacing the National Butchers (sic) and Drover's (sic) Bank. Of the approximately 50 bank buildings designed by York & Sawyer, a leading architectural firm, this is the oldest to survive. It simultaneously dominates this busy intersection and complements the monumental facades of the 1894 Bowery Savings Bank by famed architect Stanford White, that flanks it on two sides.
By using similar materials and Neo-classic forms, including light-colored stone and a copper crested cornice; (sic) both banks reflect the City Beautiful movement and Beaux Arts style. With most of its classical details, including the "BB" initials in the cartouche still visible above street level, today it serves as the city's only Beaux Arts fruit and vegetable stand!
- Mitchell Grubler, Landmarks Committee Chair, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
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HM NumberHM2G2C
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByBowery Alliance of Neighbors
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Date Added Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 8:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584888 N 4508012
Decimal Degrees40.71866667, -73.99491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.12', W 73° 59.695'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 7.1999999999998" N, 73° 59' 41.7" W
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