Former Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building
Former Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank
|Location||51 Chambers St.,
Manhattan, New York City
|Architect||Raymond F. Almirall|
|NRHP Reference #||82003375|
|Added to NRHP||February 25, 1982|
|Designated NYCL||July 9, 1985|
The Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building at 51 Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street in the Civic Center neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, was built in 1909-1912 and was designed by Raymond F. Almirall in the Beaux-Arts style. At the time the 17-story structure was the largest bank building in the United States, and was the first skyscraper to use the "H" lay-out, which provided light and air to more parts of the building.
The bank itself had been organized in 1850 by Roman Catholic Archbishop John Hughes and the Irish Emigrant Society, with the purpose of protecting the savings of Irish immigrants newly arrived in the city. The current building is the third built by the bank on the same site.
The building is now owned by the City of New York. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and both the exterior and the first floor interior were designated New York City landmarks in 1985.
The top of the building's towers, as seen from the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Manhattan below 14th Street
- List of New York City Designated Landmarks in Manhattan below 14th Street
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- Robins, Anthony W. (ed.) "Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank Building Designation Report" New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (July 9, 1985)
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- Media related to Former Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building at Wikimedia Commons