Richmond Hill Savings Bank
Address: Hillside Avenue at 257th Street
Neighborhood: Floral Park
Architect: Halsey McCormack and Helmer
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Banks
A traditional Georgian Revival bank building by a firm known for its bank design. The Awards program is surprisingly amusing in its description of the design stating “…the Richmond Hill Savings Bank tends to exert a subtle influence of traditional New Englad morality and sound character in this Queens community.” It goes on further to state “…it presents a charming picture which, in a quiet way, may serve to temper any tendencies toward extremes of architecture in future neighborhood construction.