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Bank of Gowanda (AKA: Persia Town Hall) - Gowanda, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie
N 42° 27.775 W 078° 56.133
17T E 669731 N 4703240
Quick Description: Gowanda's historic Bank (and now Town Hall) was built in 1914 and serves as the introductory structure to the Town's historic district.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:25:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM3A54
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
The former Bank of Gowanda building is a distinctive, representative example of Beaux-Arts inspired Neoclassical style architecture in the small village of Gowanda, Cattaraugus County, New York. Built in 1914 to the designs of Edvard Moeller, the two-story building is embellished with a vocabulary of Neoclassical architectural details, that, in combination with the masonary elements of the facade, are characteristic of bank architecture in the early twentieth century. Despite the conversion of the bank into the Persia Town Hall in 1966, the building retains its historic interior configuration and numerous features and finishes. The Bank of Gowanda continues, as it has since its completion, to form the visual anchor of the downtown business district at the intersection of Jamestown and West Main Street and remains one of the more dinstinguished works of early twentieth century architecture in Gowanda.

Source: NRHP Records Archive.
Street address:
8 W. Main St
Gowanda, NY USA

County / Borough / Parish: Cattaraugus

Year listed: 2001

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Government

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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