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American Banknote Building

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Former currency minting company, now home to an arts and dance center

Place Details

Borough : Bronx
Neighborhood : Hunts Point
Institution, Performance

Place Matters Profile

From 1911 to 1986 the Banknote Building housed a minting company that printed foreign currency. This historic building is now home to BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, which includes artist studios, performance spaces and the innovative Arthur Aviles Typical Theater.

On The Web

Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre
The BankNote website


Arther Aviles

What makes this place important is its beauty and stately appearance. Built in 1911, it made banknotes for many countries. Its medieval looking tower can be admired from as far as Southern Boulevard.

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