Special thanks to Donna DeBlasio and the Youngstown State University Center for Historic Preservation for providing all information listed for the buildings in this section.
First National Tower (Metropolitan Bank Tower) - 1929
1 Federal Plaza West, Youngstown
One of the region’s finest Art Deco buildings, Morris W. Schiebel designed this eighteen story skyscraper for the Central Savings and Loan in 1929. From the Egyptian-inspired entrance to the chevron patterned tiles at the top, this beautiful building is basically unaltered with the exception of the signage for First National Bank. It also boasts a gorgeous, lavish Art Deco lobby that also retains its integrity. The Metropolitan Savings and Loan (now Metropolitan Savings Bank) purchased the building in 1976 and renamed it Metropolitan Tower. The building is now known as First National Tower when First National acquired Metropolitan Bank.
Huntington Bank Building (formerly Mahoning National Bank) -1909
26 Market Street, Youngstown
Detroit’s Albert Kahn designed this thirteen story building for the Mahoning National Bank in 1909. In the mid-1920s, the original five bays were doubled. The Mahoning National Bank Corporation organized in 1868 and was originally located across the Central Square from this site. In 1999, Sky Corporation purchased Mahoning National and changed the name to Sky Bank which was eventually acquired by Huntington National Bank. The building retains much of the integrity of its classical exterior and also boasts a lavish interior with the original wood clad walls, coffered ceiling and lighting fixtures.
Realty Building - 1924
47 Federal Plaza East
Youngstown architects Morris Schiebel and Edgar Stanley designed this building for the Realty Guarantee and Trust Company in 1924. Opening the next year, the twelve story structure exhibits elements of the Commercial and Neo-Classical Revival styles.
Stambaugh Building - 1906
44 Federal Plaza West
Albert Kahn, one of Detroit’s most important architects, designed the Neo-Classical Revival Stambaugh Building in 1906. Seven years later, Kahn added four more stories to the existing eight. The white terra cotta clad building housed the offices of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company and the Brier Hill Iron and Coal Company. Although there have been alterations to the exterior, the building still retains much of its integrity.
Chase Bank Building -1926
formerly Union National Bank Building
6 Federal Plaza West
Opened in 1926 as the headquarters of the First National Bank, this thirteen story Neo Classical Revival Building was designed by Walker and Weeks. The banking firm originated in 1850 as the Mahoning County Bank, becoming First National in 1863. In 1931, First National merged with the Commercial Bank to become Union National Bank. The Bank One Corporation merged with Union National in 1982. The building, with its stark classically-inspired façade, retains its lavish interior.
Home Savings and Loan Building - 1919
275 Federal Plaza West
One of Youngstown’s foremost architects, Charles F. Owsley, designed the headquarters for the Home Savings and Loan Company in 1919. The Home Savings and Loan, which is still a Youngstown institution, began as the Home Building and Loan Company in 1889. The bank was originally located on the Central Square, before moving into this ten story landmark building. Its Colonial Revival clock tower is brightly lit at night, highlighting the Youngstown skyline. There are some exterior alterations from the 1950s including a glazed brick facing over the original façade and an arched entrance canopy. The original building had yellow brick veneer on the lower stories.
Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority - date unconfirmed
This structure is the former Pick-Ohio Hotel, now the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority building, which houses YMHA offices and senior citizen housing.
City Center One
One of the newer high-rise structures in downtown Youngstown, City Center One is notable for its reflective glass facade.