Richmond Hill Savings Bank

Address: Jamaica Avenue and 116th Street
Neighborhood: Jamaica
Architect:  Halsey McCormack and Helmer
Year: 1957
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Banks
Typology:  Bank

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.

 

Richmond Hill Savings Bank

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