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First Trust Company Building
(Albany Trust Company Building)
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
An older, ornate stone and brick building with a small domed green top in a city. There are larger, more modern buildings behind it.
South and east elevations, 2011
Albany Trust Company Building is located in New York
Albany Trust Company Building
Location in New York
Location 35 State St.,
Albany, New York
Built 1904
Architect Marcus T. Reynolds
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
Part of Downtown Albany Historic District
NRHP reference No. 73001156
Added to NRHP January 18, 1973

The Albany Trust Company Building is a historic commercial building located at 35 State Street at the corner of Broadway in Albany, New York. It was built in 1904 and was designed by Marcus T. Reynolds in the Renaissance Revival style. Currently, it is the main offices of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as the First Trust Company Building. It is also a contributing property to the Downtown Albany Historic District.

History and description

The property at State Street and Broadway had been the site of a rounded building since the 1830s. In 1902, the Albany Trust Company asked prominent Albany architect Marcus T. Reynolds to design a new headquarters for the bank, and Reynolds decided that the new building would also be rounded. He made the curve the focus of the building by putting the main entrance at the corner, and by topping the building with a dome shape. Extensions to the building were later added along both State Street and Broadway.

The interior features a circular banking floor.

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