Franklin Trust Company Building (aka Franklin Tower Apartments) was built to impress. The bank is no more (absorbed through mergers into present-day Citibank), but the building still impresses.
The former bank/office building stands at the corner of Montague and Clinton Streets, on the block where Montague transitions from residential to “Bankers’ Row.” Diagonally across the street are three consecutive bank buildings.
In 2009 Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson & Bee (RKTB) performed a $10 million “gut renovation” of the building, creating 25 condo apartments plus retail spaces while preserving and restoring the exterior.
Franklin Trust Company Building Vital Statistics
- Location: 166 Montague Street at Clinton Street
- Year completed: 1891
- Architect: George L. Morse (original); Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson & Bee (conversion)
- Floors: 10
- Style: Romanesque Revival
- New York City Landmark: 1965
Franklin Trust Company Building Recommended Reading
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report (Brooklyn Heights Historic District)
- Brownstoner – Past and Present blog
- Brooklyn Heights Blog archive (6 items – be sure to see “Sneak Peek” with video)
- Street Easy listing
- Halstead Properties video
- RKTB (conversion architects) website