Ridgewood Savings Bank, Forest Hill Branch

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

107-55 Queens Boulevard

ARCHITECT: McCormack & Helmer, architects

DATE: 1939-40

STYLE: Modern Classical

Forest Hills Modern Classical Queens

*This bank was built in Modern Classical style, a less ornamented variation of the Art Deco style. The Modern Classical style is seen in the broad stone panels of the building, highlighted by decorative lines above the windows, and flat stylized eagles at the roofline. The Ridgewood Saving Bank is a mutual savings bank and this building was its first branch.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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