National City Bank

Also known as: Merchant's Exchange, First National City Bank Building
55 Wall St., New York, New York

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National City Bank

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Description 

Home since 1908 of one of the country's most influential financial institutions, one of several formed in 1812 to fill the banking void created the previous year by the demise of the First Bank of the United States. During the last decade of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th, this was the leading bank serving the great financial and industrial combines. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 2, 1978

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 1978
Reference number
78001875
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Financial institution
Current function
Professional
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1899; 1904

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc