Dime Savings Bank

STATUS Designated Exterior and Interior Landmark

9 DeKalb Avenue

ARCHITECT: Mowbray & Uffinger

DATE: 1906-08

STYLE: Neo-Classical

Brooklyn Neo-Classical

Designated July 19, 1994

The home office of the Dime Savings Bank, built in 1906-08 and vastly enlarged and altered in 1931-32, is among Brooklyn’s most notable works of commercial architecture. Since its founding in 1859, the bank has always maintained its headquarters in downtown Brooklyn. When the bank acquired the present location, it commissioned the finn of Mowbray & Uffinger to design an imposing structure. Built in 1906-08, it was articulated as a temple form adapted to the unusually-shaped site, and was substantially altered and enlarged in 1931-32. An outstanding example of neo-Classical design, the marble-clad exterior features stately Ionic colonnades, a soaring dome, and an ornamental program which appropriately allegorizes industry and progress. The alterations were designed by the firm of Halsey, McCormack & Helmer, specialists in bank buildings.

*Interior Designation Report not on LPC Site

STATUS Designated Exterior and Interior Landmark

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