Home Savings Bank Building

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Home Savings Bank Building
HomeSavingsBankBuilding.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Architectural style Art Deco
Address 11 North Pearl Street
Town or city Albany, New York
Country United States
Coordinates 42°39′00″N 73°45′08″W / 42.64994°N 73.752151°W / 42.64994; -73.752151
Completed 1927
Height 267.47 feet (81.5 m)
Technical details
Floor count 21
Design and construction
Architect Dennison & Hirons
Website
11northpearl.com
References
[1]

The Home Savings Bank Building is an office building located in downtown Albany, New York, United States at 11 North Pearl Street (NY 32). At 19 stories and 267 feet (81 m) tall, it is the eleventh-tallest building in the city.

When it was completed in 1927, the Home Savings Bank Building was the tallest structure in Albany. However, the Alfred E. Smith Building surpassed it the following year. That building has since been surpassed by the Erastus Corning Tower, which since its construction in 1973 has held the title of Albany's tallest building. Nevertheless, the Home Savings Bank Building has remained the tallest private building in Albany since its construction.

The building features unusual stylized Art Deco images of Native Americans and colonial settlers near its roof and ground-floor street entrance. The artwork of unique decorative metal and terra cotta is by Rene Paul Chambellan. Also of architectural note is the original street-level banking floor with its various historic seals, rich marble walls and incredibly high ceilings. In recent years, the building has been extensively renovated as a combination downtown central business district office building and high tech telecommunications facility. As of 2010, the bank lobby is being leased to a formal event catering company, who uses the facility for banquets and wedding receptions.

In 1980, when the Downtown Albany Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was included as a contributing property.

As of 2010, the Home Savings bank building was owned by New York City based Heights Real Estate Company.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home Savings Bank Building". Emporis. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°39′00″N 73°45′08″W / 42.64994°N 73.752151°W / 42.64994; -73.752151