LaPierre Litchfield and Partners | Honorable Mention | Extant | Jamaica Estates | Bank | 1958 |
This one story bank is a stripped-down version of the Colonial Revival. The Georgian and Colonial styles were popular revivals in the 1950s and 60s, continuing to be even more popular around the Bicentennial in 1976. But unlike more high-style versions such as the Queens County Savings Banks in Kew Gardens Hills and Little Neck, here the building only nods to the style with a tiny cupola and brickface.
LaPierre Litchfield and Partners | Honorable Mention | Extant | Jackson Heights | Bank | 1955 |
The Jackson Heights Savings and Loan Association still stands prominently at this corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Gleane Street, visible from the 7 train line immediately adjacent. The bank is sited on a long triangular lot with a projecting double-height glass entrance. Behind the entrance the rest of the building is one-story with a brick facade and a line of windows along Roosevelt Avenue.
LaPierre Litchfield and Partners | Bronze Plaque | Extant | Jamaica | Bank | 1964 |
The Jamaica Savings Bank of 1964 stands prominently on this corner in downtown Jamaica across from its ornate, Victorian predecessor (exterior link here). The bank leadership was making a statement when they had this building constructed as their new headquarters, leaving their historic building for a state-of-the art (at the time) replacement. The new building featured quality materials, especially a curved wall of blue Venetian glass that covers a majority of the area above the concave entrance. According to the award citation, the building is completely fireproof with building materials of gray glazed enamel brick, stainless steel columns,