New Rochelle Model Develpment Block
By removing the unsighlty canopy that was obscuring the original design, repairing the ornate brownstone detailing and steam cleaning and repointing the brick and granite facade, the Trust Building was restored to its original lustre.
542 Main Street, once the home of the New Rochelle Trust Company as well as occupied by a glass company at different times in its history is now a commercial office building. Historical photographs revealed that the large ornamental canopy which had been mounted above the door ealier in the century was not original to the building. Therefore, the canopy was eliminated revealing an ornamental stained glass window. The stained glass and brownstone freize were preserved and restored to reflect the buildings rich history. Finally, the brownstone dentils on the cornice were restore and the brick and granite facade was steam cleaned and repointed.
A matching grant was provided by the New Rochelle BID and a low interest loan by CPC. The project was funded by the New York State
Empire Development Corporation Main Streets Program and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Preservation Leaugue of New York State Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2007