Monthly Archives: March 2013

First National City Bank, Upper West Side, NYC

Located at Amsterdam Avenue and West 67th Street is this Citibank branch, originally First National City Bank, dating from 1964. The architect was Alfred Easton Poor, who did bank branches and office buildings for Chemical Bank, Corn Exchange Bank and Marine Midland … Continue reading

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The New York Buddhist Church, Upper West Side, NYC

The New York Buddhist Church is quietly tucked away on Riverside Drive just above West 105th Street. Its siting is peculiar, being raised one floor above grade and set back from the street, wedged in between two large, ornate turn-of-the-century … Continue reading

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St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Shrine, Washington Heights, NYC

Located just to the south of sprawling Fort Tryon Park is a unique mid-century religious complex. The St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Shrine was built in 1956-57 to accommodate the increasing number of pilgrims coming to pray to St. Frances Xavier … Continue reading

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Harlem Savings Bank, Inwood, NYC

This restrained bank on upper Broadway was built in 1948 for the Harlem Savings Bank by Halsey, McCormack and Helmer. The firm was well-known for their bank architecture, most of it from earlier eras, such as the iconic Williamsburgh Savings … Continue reading

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Lincoln Savings Bank, Gravesend, Brooklyn, NYC

This branch at Avenue X and West 2nd Street in Gravesend was built in 1965 by the Lincoln Savings Bank. It was constructed by Thompson Brinkworth Inc. and designed by Goldberg-Epstein Associates. According to Adolph Goldberg’s obituary in 1976, his … Continue reading

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Spear & Company Building, Herald Square, NYC

This hidden gem of early modernism sits on 34th Street, immediately adjacent to the Empire State Building. It was built in 1934, just three years after its Art Deco neighbor. The architects were de Young & Moscowitz (later de Young, … Continue reading

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Klitgord Building, NYC College of Technology, Downtown Brooklyn, NYC

This building at the corner of Jay and Tillary Streets is known as the Klitgord Building, after a former president of City Tech (as the school is informally known). It was built in 1962 and includes an auditorium, sporting and … Continue reading

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