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Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

State Savings Bank

 
 
State Savings Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
1. State Savings Bank Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1900, this is Michigan's preeminent example of design by the internationally renowned architects, McKim, Mead and White of New York. The three-story Neoclassical structure features a white marble exterior with bronze window units. Among its superbly crafted interior features are carved Roman arched colonnades with bronze grill work and gold-leaf detail on the two-story high ceiling of the main room. In 1907 Peoples Savings Bank (established in 1871) merged with the State Savings Bank (established in 1833) and made this structure its home. Having outgrown these quarters by 1914, Peoples State Bank commissioned Detroit architects Donaldson and Meier to design the Congress Street addition. The building became the world headquarters of Silver's Inc. in 1980.
 
Erected 1982 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 536.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.762′ N, 83° 2.881′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Shelby Street and West Congress Street, on the left when traveling south on Shelby Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
State Savings Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. State Savings Bank Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Lernoult (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Comerica Incorporated (about 300 feet away); Ford Building (about 400 feet away); James A. Bailey (about 500 feet away); Stearns Telephone (about 600 feet away); Fort Pontchartrain (about 700 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
State Savings Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., December 2, 2015
3. State Savings Bank Marker
State Savings Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
4. State Savings Bank Building
Plaque is around the corner from this view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on December 9, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4. submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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