Bowery Savings Bank

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

110 East 42nd Street

ARCHITECT: York & Sawyer; William Louis Ayres

DATE: 1921-23

STYLE: Italian Romano Byzantine

Italian Romano Byzantine Manhattan Murray Hill

The architects incorporated a monumental banking room into a revenue-generating eighteen-story office tower, which has its own impressive entrance vestibule and lobby. The Italian Romano-Byzantine precedents for the design are expressed in the basilica-like banking room. The fine materials, rich and varied finishes, and allegorical referents create an interior in which thrift is celebrated as a virtue and practiced as a ritual.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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The land that was Robert Murray’s 18th-century country estate became one of the city’s premier residential districts. Primarily constructed between 1853 and the 1920s, the neighborhood’s buildings consist of row houses built in the Italianate and Second Empire styles as well as three apartment buildings,...

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