This big building was designed to call attention to itself, in hopes that depositors would be lured in. The impressive dome was part of an addition created in 1932. At that time, the interior was made even more spectacular with a rotunda supported by twelve red marble columns whose gilded capitals are studded with Mercury-head dimes. As its name implies, the bank concentrated on small depositors, but before it merged with the Anchor Savings Bank in the 1990s, it had assets of more than $8.3 million. That’s a lot of dimes.
DIME SAVINGS BANK NEW YORK Photo Gallery