Gere Bank Building

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Gere Bank Building
Gere Bank Building.jpg
Gere Bank Building is located in New York
Gere Bank Building
Gere Bank Building is located in the US
Gere Bank Building
Location 121 E. Water St., Syracuse, New York
Coordinates 43°3′2.55″N 76°9′5.43″W / 43.0507083°N 76.1515083°W / 43.0507083; -76.1515083Coordinates: 43°3′2.55″N 76°9′5.43″W / 43.0507083°N 76.1515083°W / 43.0507083; -76.1515083
Built 1894
Architect Charles E. Colton, Leamy Brothers Construction Co.
NRHP Reference # 72000894[1]
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

The Gere Bank Building is a five-story building located on Water Street in Syracuse, New York. It was designed by Charles Colton, and built in 1894. It is distinctive for its facade and use of contrasting materials. The cost of the building was $150,000, including nearly $50,000 for fireproof vaults in a room beneath the sidewalk.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1] It is part of the Hanover Square Historic District.[3] In the warm weather months, entertainment is common on the plaza around the fountain. Workers in the surrounding office buildings and retail establishments often lunch there.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Waite, Diana S. (October 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Gere (Robert) Bank Building". Retrieved 2009-01-02.  and Accompanying 1 photo, from 1964
  3. ^ Connors, Dennis (December 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Hanover Square Historic District". Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Downtown Syracuse:Hanover Square". Archived from Downtown Committee the original Check |url= value (help) on 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2009-01-14.