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From Beaux Arts Bank To Bananas

124 Bowery

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, July 22, 2016
1. From Beaux Arts Bank To Bananas Marker
Inscription.  This Beaux Arts style NYC Landmark was built for the Bowery Bank of New York in 1902, replacing the National Butchers (sic) and Droverís (sic) Bank. Of the approximately 50 bank buildings designed by York & Sawyer, a leading architectural firm, this is the oldest to survive. It simultaneously dominates this busy intersection and complements the monumental facades of the 1894 Bowery Savings Bank by famed architect Stanford White, that flanks it on two sides.

By using similar materials and Neo-classic forms, including light-colored stone and a copper crested cornice; (sic) both banks reflect the City Beautiful movement and Beaux Arts style. With most of its classical details, including the “BB” initials in the cartouche still visible above street level, today it serves as the cityís only Beaux Arts fruit and vegetable stand!

- Mitchell Grubler, Landmarks Committee Chair, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
 
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
 
Location. 40° 43.12′ N, 73° 59.695′ W. Marker
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By Larry Gertner, July 22, 2016
2. From Beaux Arts Bank To Bananas Marker site
The former Bowery Bank, surrounded by the former Bowery Savings Bank.
is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Bowery and Grand Street, on the right when traveling south on Bowery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Bowery, New York NY 10013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowery Savings Bank (here, next to this marker); Former Bowery Savings Bank (a few steps from this marker); Anti-Slavery Work In Federal Era Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Man Survives Leap From Brooklyn Bridge! (within shouting distance of this marker); Italian Theatre & Triple-Jointed Wonders (within shouting distance of this marker); NYC's Oldest Operating Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ghosts And Occasional Mayhem (about 300 feet away); “A Carnival Of Debauchery!” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. One of more than sixty entries in the “Windows on the Bowery” series.
The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
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By Larry Gertner, July 22, 2016
3. Inset
Butchersí and Droversí Bank paper currency
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By Larry Gertner, July 22, 2016
4. Inset
The previous National Butchersí and Droversí Bank, 1895
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By Larry Gertner, July 22, 2016
5. Inset
The “BB” cartouche
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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