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Property Name Stony Island Trust & Savings Bank Building
Reference Number 13001002
State Illinois
County Cook
Town Chicago
Street Address 6760 South Stonv Island Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/31/2013
Areas of Significance COMMERCE, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001002.pdf
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"Completed in 1923, the Stony Island Trust & Savings Bank Building is locally significant under National Register Criterion A in that it is ""associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history ,"" namely the rise in during the 191 Os and 1920s of local Chicago neighborhood banking institutions. The building is also locally significant under National Register Criterion C in that it ""embod[ies] the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction,"" namely as a locally significant and well preserved example of Classical Revival Style ""temple front "" commercial design and early twentieth-century Chicago neighborhood banking architecture. The Stony Island Trust & Savings Bank was among dozens of small Chicago neighborhood banks constructed in the late 1910s and 1920s, most of them in monumental Classical Revival Style. Owned by and catering to members of the local community, the Stony Island Trust & Savings Bank Building became a center of Chicago South Shore economic life and a symbol of growing neighborhood prosperity. As one of the few remaining early twentieth century commercial structures along this stretch of Stony Island Avenue, the Stony Island Trust & Savings Bank Building continues to reflect the prosperity of the once thriving Chicago South Shore commercial and entertainment district. The period of significance for the bank's commercial history is from 1923, the date it was completed, until 1931, the date the bank closed. The period of significance for its Classical Revival Style architecture is 1923. "

 

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