Citizens Savings Bank

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

58 Bowery

ARCHITECT: Clarence W. Brazer

DATE: 1922-24

STYLE: Beaux-Arts

Beaux-Arts Lower Manhattan Manhattan

Citizens Bank  is an important example of the 20th-century Beaux-Arts bank building combining Renaissance and classical precedents, with the building’s unusual height and nearly square massing, conveying its financial strength and stability to depositors. The street facades have rusticated bases above which rise monumental, arched windows enframed by engaged pilasters supporting an entablature in the Roman Doric order. To identify the building and its purpose noted sculptor Charles Keck designed a sculptural group, with a clock, that incorporates elements from the seal of the Citizens Savings Bank, including a Native American, a sailor, an eagle, and beehives, traditional symbols of thrift.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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