Pelham Bank Building is Reborn

30 Dec, 2013

By Polly Kreisman

one wolfs lane

One Wolfs Lane


What’s old is new again.


On a prominent corner in downtown Pelham, the Pelham National Bank Building has stood for over eighty years at 1 Wolfs Lane. The bank opened in 1929. It closed in 1933.


Its initial story is a sad one. Plagued by the effects of the Great Depression and a President convicted for misappropriation of funds, it couldn’t survive.


one wolfs lane


The building then became the local Post office, and remained so until several years ago


HistoricPelham says, “The architectural beauty of the original interior was lost behind drop-ceilings and bags of unclaimed mail.”


one wolfs lane


Until now. The reborn space is now home to Meridian Risk Management, a full service independent insurance agency, headed by Joe Solimine Jr,  and Joan Solomine Real Estate (yup, that’s his mom.)


Joan Solomine (with joe Solomine, Sr. cut the ribbon for the new One Wolfs Lane in Pelham

Joan Solomine (with joe Solomine, Sr. cut the ribbon for the new One Wolfs Lane in Pelham


Sources say about 20 restaurant operators toured the space, considering how they could open eateries there,  but the 1920’s infrastructure couldn’t accommodate a modern restaurant without costly renovations. The third floor offices, which have been leased to individual tenants, will remain.


Have a look at what they’ve done.


one wolfs lane


 


one wolfs lane


 
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  • Morris Gut

    Delighted to hear about the rebirth of the Pelham Bank Building. It was sad to see such a beautiful historic structure in disrepair. Thanks to the Solomine family for making it possible, and good luck with their business…