Classic Architecture

Harlem Savings Bank Branch

Although Inwood does not have any designated historic districts, it includes a number of notable buildings besides the Dyckmann Farmhouse. For example, the old Harlem Savings Bank branch on Broadway, across the street from Inwood Local, has a simple elegance to its Modernistic design. It was the work of architects Halsey, McCormack and Helmer, who also designed the Ridgewood Savings Bank branch in Forest Hills. Completed about 1948, it is still used by its original occupant, which changed its name to Apple Bank for Savings in 1983. Recently the bank uncovered the lettering of the original name, which for years was covered by a sign.

Former Inwood Hebrew Congregation

Another notable local building is the former Inwood Hebrew Congregation on Vermilyea Avenue, completed in the mid 1920s. Reflecting changes in neighborhood demographics, it is now home to the Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia de Dyckman. It was designed in the Colonial Revival style by brothers George and Edward Blum, who are better known for their outstanding apartment houses.