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Italian Renaissance Palazzo On Bowery

215 Bowery

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
1. Italian Renaissance Palazzo On Bowery Marker
Inscription.  Carved from sandstone quarried in Ohio, this impressive Italian Renaissance façade boasts a sophisticated hierarchy of window ornament in the three upper stories, graduating from pealed pediments, to round pediments to flat lintels with projecting stone blocks, called quoins, defining the building’s corners. Unfortunately, completion of the New Amsterdam Savings Bank in 1872 was followed by the financial Panic of 1873. The bank, headed by a board of German immigrants, failed by 1876 during a wave of bank failures following the panic and ensuing depression. In 1878 the building was taken over by Germania Bank until it moved in 1898 to its newly-built headquarters at 190 Bowery.

-Mitchell Grubler, Chair, Landmarks Committee, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
 
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
 
Location. 40° 43.301′ N, 73° 59.598′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Bowery and Rivington Street, on the right when traveling north on Bowery. Touch for map.
Italian Renaissance Palazzo On Bowery Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
2. Italian Renaissance Palazzo On Bowery Marker site
215 Bowery, 2016
Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Bowery, New York NY 10002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Bowery Flop (a few steps from this marker); Longest-Running Catalogue In America (within shouting distance of this marker); 200 Years & Counting (within shouting distance of this marker); “Big Tim” Sullivan’s Clubhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); 140 Years Of Help And Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); Incubator For Art (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Eisenmann’s Photography Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Yiddish Theatre’s 1st American Home (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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