Ossining in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The First National Bank and Trust Co. / El Primer Banco y Compañía Fiduciaria Nacional
The First National Bank and Trust Co.
The First National Bank and Trust Co., which was designed and constructed in the Art Deco and Neo-Classical styles by the Hoggson Brothers firm, opened on May 20, 1930. At the top of the façade are four symbolic saint-like figures, which represent the foundation stones of banking: Integrity, Justice, Safety, and Wisdom. Beneath the windows are eight small roundels representing local activities: Machinery, Education, Charity, Construction, Food Supply, Navigation, Transportation, and Agriculture. In the upper section of the corners are conventionalized lotus flowers, emblematic of plenty; the gargoyles beneath them serve as Guardians of the Treasure. In the picture below is an 1891 view of the previous First National Bank of Sing Sing, which also stood at "The Crossroads of Sing Sing."
El Primer Banco y Compañía Fiduciaria Nacional, diseñada y construida en los estilos Art Deco y neoclásico por la firma Hoggson Brothers, abrió el 20 de mayo de 1930. En la parte superior de la fachada hay cuatro figuras
Erected by The Museum in the Streets©. (Marker Number 16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco, and the The Museum in the Streets®: Ossining, New York series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 20, 1930.
Location. 41° 9.783′ N, 73° 51.682′ W. Marker is in Ossining, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Croton Avenue (New York State Route 133) near North Highland Avenue (U.S. 9), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Croton Ave, 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. The Village of Ossining Municipal Building / Edificio Municipal de la Villa de OssiningVillage of Ossining Community Center / Centro Comunitario de la Villa de Ossining (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 Crescent / La Media Luna (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Episcopal Church / Iglesia Episcopal Trinity (about 400 feet away); The Ossining Bank for Savings / El banco Sing Sing de Seguros (about 500 feet away); The Double Arch / El Doble Arco (about 500 feet away); Ellis Place and the Little Shop Tea Room / Ellis Place y El Salón de Té la Tendita (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ossining.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.