Former Bowery Savings Bank

Former Bowery Savings Bank (HM2G2E)

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N 40° 43.129', W 73° 59.691'

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A Stanford White Masterpiece

—130 Bowery —

"Its Imperial Roman temple front became the standard for civic buildings in the United States."
-Samuel G. and Elizabeth White, McKim, Mead, and White: The Masterworks"
You are standing at the Bowery Savings Bank, designed in 1894 by Stanford White of the famed architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. This monumental Classical Revival bank is one of the first buildings to herald the new classicism popularized by Chicago's 1893 World Colombian Exposition. Unable to secure the adjacent corner lot on Grand Street, it was designed L-shaped fashion, with ornate entrances on both Streets.
The Indiana Limestone and granite bank features a neo-Roman temple frontage on Bowery with massive Corinthian columns and a triumphal arch with deep, coffered barrel vault. The central pediment's clock is flanked by reclining classical figures and lions. The Grand Street façade has a sculpted pediment raised on Corinthian columns. Pediment sculptures are by Frederick MacMonnies, the Beaux Art sculptor used by White for many of his buildings.
- Mitchell Grubler, Landmarks Committee Chair, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
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HM NumberHM2G2E
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByBowery Alliance of Neighbors
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Date Added Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 8:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584893 N 4508029
Decimal Degrees40.71881667, -73.99485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.129', W 73° 59.691'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 7.7399999999999" N, 73° 59' 41.46" W
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