About Union and New Haven Trust Building
The Union and New Haven Trust Building, also known as 205 Church Street, is a Georgian-Colonial Revival skyscraper in New Haven, Connecticut. Constructed in 1927, it was designed by architects Cross and Cross. The building sits on the northeast corner of the historic New Haven Green. Lying on the corner of Elm and Church streets, the site the Union and New Haven Trust is built on was the site of the home of Richard Perry in the 1640s, who served as secretary to the General Court of the Colony of New Haven. Built for the Union and New Haven Trust Co. during the Roaring Twenties, the building was designed to reflect the architecture of the Green and its three historic churches; the building's golden cupola intentionally mirrors that of the Green's United Church. The building's ground floor is currently occupied by Wachovia Bank, and the upper floors have been vacant since a law firm left in 2008. A real estate company is considering converting the now-iconic building into a 150 to 180-room luxury hotel, complete with four restaurants and retail space.