237 Main St.
Hours: VIP Access: 9:00am/General Public: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Last Admittance to Building: 3:00 pm
Photography and Filming Allowed
Wheelchair Access: No
Public Restrooms: No
Visitor Experience: Visitors to the Marin will have the opportunity to tour the building foyer, the magnificent Admiral Room, and the bank vaults in the basement. Up several steps from the building’s main entrance, the Admiral Room is a 2 1/2 story space with floor-to-ceiling arched windows, marble columns, and many other stunning architectural features. Originally the banking hall of the Marine Midland Trust Bank, this space was converted in 2018 to an event and banquet facility which has become a premier spot for weddings and corporate events. Down an elegant stairway from the foyer is the original bank vault areas, in which the building owner envisions creating a restaurant. A display of photographs of the upper levels of the building (both historic and current) will also be on view. Commercial and residential leasing and Admiral Room rental information will also be available.
Building Description: The building at 237 Main Street (Main and Seneca Streets) was the original headquarters of the Marine Midland Trust Bank. It was designed by Green & Wicks in an Italian Renaissance style and constructed in 1913. It rises 17 stories in height with primary facades overlooking both Main and Seneca Streets. In 1957, the building was expanded with a 6-story, mid-century modern addition to the north. The two buildings are connected by a means of an interior hallway. In 1973, Marine Midland constructed a new headquarters directly to the south of this building. Since then, the building as operated as a leasable office space. (When HSBC purchased a controlling interest in Marine Midland, the new headquarters became known as the HSBC Tower, now One Seneca Tower.)