New York County National Bank

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

77-79 Eighth Avenue

ARCHITECT: DeLemos & Cordes; Rudolph L. Daus

DATE: 1906-07

STYLE: Neo-Classical

Manhattan Meatpacking District Neo-Classical

The Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company Building, built in 1907, is an exceptionally fine and well-conceived example of the neo-Classical bank type; that the overall design, though small in scale, employs the monumental classical type in a unified and structurally expressive manner. The well proportioned composition superimposes two classical architectural systems, a trabeated and an arcuated order. The design is enhanced by fine stone carving, ‘Which incorporates Beaux-Arts ornamental motifs, classical symbols, and naturalistic elements. Among the noteworthy ornamental details are the entrance and window aedicules, the foliated spandrels, the classical balustrade and the imposing eagle in the pediment.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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