Jarmulowsky Bank Building

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The Jarmulowsky Bank Building is a 12-story building formerly housing the Jarmulowsky Bank on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. Located at Canal Street and Orchard Street, the Jarmulowsky Bank Building was built by architects Rouse & Goldstone[1] in 1912, in Beaux-Arts style.[2] The building is faced with limestone at its lower section and architectural terracotta on its higher section.

Sender Jarmulowsky established his bank in 1873. When World War I broke out two years after the bank building was completed, there was a run on the bank, as German investors withdrew funds to send to relatives abroad, and the bank failed.[3]

Until 1990, the building featured a massive tempietto rising 50 feet to a dome ringed by eagles. The building was renovated in 1990 by Sing May Realty and the tempietto destroyed. The building is now used for commercial purposes.

In 2013 the building was slated for conversion into a boutique, luxury hotel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Lawrence Rouse and Lafayette A. Goldstone.
  2. ^ Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Flickr
  3. ^ Kevin Walsh, Forgotten New York: The Ultimate Urban Explorer's Guide to All Five Boroughs, 22006:150.

Coordinates: 40°42′53.01″N 73°59′31.92″W / 40.7147250°N 73.9922000°W / 40.7147250; -73.9922000