Mount Morris Bank Building, 1883, Harlem

This is the 1883 Mount Morris Bank Building (it was expanded in 1897). This was the only branch and the headquarters for this bank. Eventually the Corn Exchange Bank, a fore – runner of Chemical Bank, took it over. Continue Reading →

The Hamilton Bank, The First Bank In Harlem

The Hamilton Bank in Harlem at 1707 and 1709 Amsterdam Avenue (Between 144th & 145th St.), was founded on April 7th, 1899. The bank was the first in Harlem above 125th Street at the time. Continue Reading →