Meet Brooklyn’s newest landmarks

Two banks, with two very different styles

New York Weekend Edition /
Jan.January 29, 2017 03:30 PM

The Landmarks Preservation Commission just created two more landmarks in Brooklyn. Both newly designated buildings are banks in Brooklyn Heights, but architecturally they are quite different.  

The first new landmark is 181 Montague Street, a neoclassical bank built at the turn of the 20th century. Today it houses a Citi Bank branch but in its previous life it was the People’s Trust Company, according to Curbed. It boasts huge columns, weighing 28 tons each and a pediment with extensive ornamentation.

The other new landmark is its neighbor, 185 Montague Street. Built around 1929, this building has hints of Art Deco-like geometric decorations at the base. It was designed by Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray, one of the architecture firms involved in the creation of Rockefeller Center, according to Curbed.

“They are striking examples of the optimistic architecture of their times—one looking to the past to convey stability and reliability, and one looking to future growth and success,” LPC chair Meenakshi Srinivasan said in a statement. [Curbed] –Christopher Cameron


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