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Youngstown in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Central Tower / Mahoning National Bank Building

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2017
1. Central Tower Marker
Inscription.
Central Tower
One of northeast Ohio's finest Art Deco examples, the 17-story Central Tower was designed by Morris W. Scheibel (1887-1976) for Central Savings & Loan in 1929. Scheibel's use of stepped-back upper floors, an Egyptian-inspired entrance, and chevron-patterned tiles at the parapet reflects Art Deco's streamlined style. The opulent interior of the tower lobby retains a Botticino marble staircase, engraved brass elevator doors, ornately decorated metalwork, nd a colorful molded plaster ceiling. Youngstown's tallest skyscraper, whose name has evolved over time to reflect the changes in ownership, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Scheibel and his partner Edgar Stanley also designed the Realty Building directly across Market Street.

Mahoning
National Bank Building
Designed by noted Detroit architect Albert Kahn (1869-1942), this 13-story Commercial Style building was constructed for the Mahoning National Bank in 1910 and opened in 1911. Advances in steel-frame structural systems and Kahn's pioneering developments in fireproof reinforced concrete construction allowed buildings in America to soar to new heights. In 1925 the building's width doubled with the addition of five bays. Rich exterior details consisting of piers joined by Renaissance-styled arches
Mahoning National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2017
2. Mahoning National Bank Building Marker
emphasize the verticality of the white terra cotta skyscraper. The windows have ornamental iron windowsill guards, characterized by black walnut paneling, coffered plaster ceilings, and period light fixtures. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
Erected 2014 by Youngstown Cityscape, Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation, Mahoning Valley Historical Society, The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 38-50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.997′ N, 80° 38.986′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and West Federal Street, on the right when traveling south on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 West Federal Street, Youngstown OH 44503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Log School (within shouting distance of this marker); Union National Bank Building / Central Square (1798-1899) (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Heroes of the Township (within shouting distance of this
Central Tower & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2017
3. Central Tower & Marker
marker); Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Realty Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 1959-1975 The Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Steel Strike (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warner Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry Burt and Good Humor / Ross Radio Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Youngstown.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Mahoning National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 28, 2017
4. Mahoning National Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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