Queens County Federal Savings & Loan Assn.
Address: 89-61 162nd Street
Architect: Heller, Simeon
Current Status: Significantly Altered
Award: Bronze Plaque for Rehabilitations and Alterations
Not the only Queens Modern winner to be converted into a discount store, this former bank branch is now largely obscured by awnings and unfortunate painting over of much of the Regal Blue and Alabama White marble on the front facade. Passerby can mostly identify the building by the still prominent flagpoles at the roofline and the metal grill above the door. The interior had teak paneling (now gone) and an acoustic tile ceiling with recessed lighting, which is still visible in the commercial space. This project won an award as a combining and rehabilitation of two existing buildings and not as a new structure.