Building of the Day: 177 Montague Street


The BOTD is a no-frills look at interesting structures of all types and from all neighborhoods. There will be old, new, important, forgotten, public, private, good and bad. Whatever strikes our fancy. We hope you enjoy.

Address: 177 Montague Street
Name: Chase Bank, originally Brooklyn Trust Company
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Year Built: 1913-1916
Architectural Style: Renaissance Revival/Beaux Arts
Architects: Edward York and Phillip Sawyer

Why chosen: Modeled after a 17th century Italian palazzo, this is one of NYC’s most beautiful banks, by partners who worked together at McKim, Mead, and White. They also designed many of Manhattan’s most impressive banks, including the Federal Reserve, in the Financial District, and the Bowery Bank on 42nd St. Both the interior and exterior of this bank are landmarked, and worthy of a visit.
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