Ridgewood Savings Bank, 107-55 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY - Designated An Individual Landmark on May 30, 2000
Ridgewood Savings Bank
Main Address: 107-55 Queens Blvd
Range of Addresses: 107-35 - 107-55 Queens Blvd & 70-28 108th St
Block: 2216
Lot: 1
NB 4564-39
Filed in 1939
Date of Completion: 1940
Architect: Halsey, McCormack and Helmer, Inc. of 286 5th Ave, NYC
Builder: Theodore L. Rubsamen & Co, Inc. of 90-50 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY
Designer of facade stone & interior stone & marble: William Bradley & Son of 40-20 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY
Owner: Ridgewood Savings Bank
President: Rudolf Stutzmann
Style: Classical Moderne
Award: In Dec 1940, the Ridgewood Savings Bank (Forest Hills Branch) won a 1st prize award in the form of a bronze plaque at the Queens Chamber of Commerce's annual building awards competition for its "Excellence of design and civic value."

Status: NYC Individual Landmark
-The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Forest Hills Branch of the Ridgewood Savings Bank, on May 30, 2000. Designation report prepared by Virginia Kurshan:

www.npclibrary.org/db/bb_files/2000RidgewoodSavingsBank.pdf

Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission's CB 6 Jan 1990 Survey Report: "The Ridgewood Savings Bank building is a handsome and rare example of the Moderne style of architecture in this commercial area of Queens. It appears to be almost completely intact inside and out. The interior has the original ceiling, wall paintings, marble floors and furniture, including check writing desks and teller windows. Prominently sited on the north side of Queens Blvd, 2 blocks north of the Forest Hills Gardens, the bank sits on an island-like lot which includes ten tall cast-iron street lamps and a cast-iron subway entrance."
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