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New York Mid-Century Modern Banks

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former Reliance Federal Savings & Loan
Albertson, NY
This Reliance Federal Savings & Loan was built in 1967. The building housed a North Fork Bank branch when these photos were taken in 2007. It now houses a Capital One Bank. The interior is well-preserved and features a huge round skylight. The desks and tellers are placed in a circle along the wall. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed inside. [map]

Pathfinder Bank
Fulton, NY
First Niagara Bank
Schenectady, NY
This round Pathfinder Bank has been vacant since at least 2006. This photo is from 2009. It was still vacant in 2012. [map]

The First Niagara Bank was built in 1959. The building looks very similar to a bank in Sacramento, CA. [map]

Bank of America
Schenectady, NY
This Bank of America branch appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co.
Lake George, NY
This Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co. branch is probably from the 1960s. [map]

former Jamaica Savings Bank
Queens, NY
The former Jamaica Savings Bank was built in 1968, designed by William Cann. It features a sweeping, copper-clad roof over a glass and concrete shell. It is now home to a Bank of America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, in 2005, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission declined to designate the building. This bank bears a strong resemblance to Paul Miller Ford in Lexington, KY. [map]

Behind the building in the middle photo is the Queens Place Mall designed by SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) in 1963-1973. The cylindrical building wraps a parking garage around stores at its interior. This building precedes another SOM circular building, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, built in 1974.

Chemung Canal Trust Co.
Elmira, NY
The Chemung Canal Trust Co. was built in 1971. There are identical entrances on both ends. I believe the smaller, drive-through building (bottom photos) was built at the same time. [map]

More New York Mid-Century Modern Banks:
Metropolitan Industrial Bank (Queens, NY)