Lower East Side Preservation Initiative


Jarmulowsky Bank Building:

The Resurrection of a

Lower East Side Landmark

Thursday May 20 at 6:30PM via Zoom (register below)

One of the crown jewels of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Jarmulowsky Bank Building, on Orchard and Canal, has towered over its neighboring tenements since its construction in 1912. Its builder, Sender Jarmulowsky, was a Jewish immigrant who, due to his business acumen, became known as the "East Side J.P. Morgan.” He was a well known philanthropist who was instrumental in the construction of the (landmarked) Eldridge Street Synagogue.

The Jarmulowsky Bank Building is beautifully designed and wonderfully ornamented inside and out. Recently, after years of neglect, both the exterior and interior banking hall were restored to glistening effect. Perhaps the most striking achievement of this award winning project was the reconstruction of the tempietto style rooftop pavilion, which had been thoughtlessly demolished decades earlier.

Join Architect Ron Castellano, Principal of Studio Castellano Architect, P.C., and Architectural Historian Kerri Culhane for a virtual tour of the restored building and discussion of this great restoration project.

The event is free, donations are welcome.

You must register to join this Zoom event:

Register in advance for this webinar: HERE.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please contact Richard at info@LESPI-nyc.org or 347-827-1846 with any questions. We hope you can join us.

Invitation photos: Ron Castellano. and upper right 1940s photo NYC Municipal Archives.


Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

93 Fourth Avenue #1223 | New York, New York 10003
347-827-1846 | info@LESPI-nyc.org

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