The Kew Gardens Hills branch of the Queens County Savings Bank is a high-style interpretation of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. Like that building, this one is a two-story brick structure with a central six-segment central tower. The details are also similar to Independence Hall, with the tower incorporating four clock faces, a cupola, spire, and weathervane. The main building has wings of two bays wide instead of three like Independence Hall. the interior is decorated with several significant illustrations of American history, most notably a replica of the Liberty Bell inside the lobby. The double-height banking hall has decorative wood paneling, moldings, a decorative cornice, and large reproductions of paintings including Washington Crossing the Delaware and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence behind the teller counter.
This is another fairly traditional bank branches in the Georgian Revival style. The entrance portico is supported by columns and the symmetrical facade uses brick face, a wood cornice, a slate roof, and a cupola to illustrate historical design. The banking hall was originally double height with an arched ceiling. This branch predates Carlson’s masterpiece, the Kew Gardens Hills branch of the Queens County Savings Bank, also done in the Georgia style as a replica of Independence Hall. That commission could possibly be based on the success of the design of the Douglaston branch.