Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Ossining Bank for Savings / El banco Sing Sing de Seguros
Ossining, New York
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The Ossining Bank for Savings
When the Sing Sing Bank for Savings was founded in 1854 with $3,900 on deposit, it was located across Pleasant Square from its current location. The bank's first president was Benjamin Brandreth, whose pharmaceutical factory on the riverfront was the leading industry of the Village. Due to the growing deposits, in 1906 the bank officers hired a prominent NYC architect, Lansing C. Holden, to design a new Beaux-Arts style building. Completed in 1908 at the cost of approximately $50,000, the bank was renamed the Ossining Bank for Savings and had $2,954.00 on deposit. The new building was originally square in plan and elevation with a sky lit, pyramidal roof. It faced Pleasant Square and the Bergh Memorial Fountain. The building served as a bank until 1983.
Cuando este banco fue fundado en 1854 con $3,900 depositados, se encontraba cruzando Pleasant Square desde su localidad actual. Su primer presidente fue Benjamin Brandeth, cuya fábrica de farmacéuticos frende al río era la industria líder de la ciudad. Por sus crecientes
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Ossining, New York series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 41° 9.706′ N, 73° 51.694′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of South Highland Avenue (U.S. 9) and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 173 Main St, Ossining NY 10562, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church / Iglesia Episcopal Trinity (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crescent / La Media Luna (within shouting distance Ellis Place and the Little Shop Tea Room / Ellis Place y El Salón de Té la Tendita (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rohr's Saloon and Boarding House / Taberna y Pensión de George Rohr (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Baptist Church / La Primera Iglesia Bautista (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Croton Aqueduct (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Croton Aqueduct Promenade / El Paseo Marítimo del acueducto Old Croton (about 300 feet away); Ossining, New York (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ossining.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.