National State Bank Building

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National State Bank Building
National State Bank Building, Troy, NY.jpg
Front (east) elevation, 2008
Location Troy, NY
Coordinates 42°43′57″N 73°41′25″W / 42.73250°N 73.69028°W / 42.73250; -73.69028Coordinates: 42°43′57″N 73°41′25″W / 42.73250°N 73.69028°W / 42.73250; -73.69028
Built 1904[1]
Architect Marcus F. Cummings
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body Private business
Part of Central Troy Historic District (#86001527)
NRHP Reference # 70000431
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 29, 1970[2]
Designated CP August 13, 1986[2]

The National State Bank Building is located on River Street in Troy, New York, United States, at its junction with Fulton and Third (southbound US 4) streets. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, one of the earliest buildings in the city so recognized. Since 1986 it has been a contributing property to the Central Troy Historic District.

It was built in 1904, on the site of a public market that had burned down the year before,[3] by local architect Marcus F. Cummings in the Beaux Arts architectural style. Five stories high, three bays wide by nine deep, its fenestration is similar to the larger Ilium Building a block to the east. The first story is faced in rusticated stone, the second through fifth in light gold brick with stone and terra cotta trim, and with carved stone panels beneath the third and fourth floor windows. These three distinct zones, along with the building's steel frame construction and use of an elevator inside, show the influence of early skyscraper design.[1]


  1. ^ a b Liebs, Chester (May 1970). "National Register of Historic Places nomination, National State Bank Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ Rittner, Don (2007). Troy. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 0-7385-5494-4.