Built in 1932 by the architect Morrell Smith for the Bank of Manhattan in the Neo-Georgian style, the three story building, which looks as if it might have been a private home was actually build as a bank. It has a centrally placed entrance with pedimented frame, a fanlight over the door, the building is mostly red brick with limestone accents, such as the keystones and impost blocks. The roof is of slate with pedimented dormers and “Chinese Chippendale” roof railings. The windows still have wooden shutters, two chimney stacks, two bullseye style windows on the third floor and a little garden on Madison. Considering how the neighborhood has become much more of a commercial shopping area and further south high rise office towers start to sprout up, this is a real little gem that I’ve always been curious about.
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