Taken shortly after its completion in the late 1920's, this great photo of the Williamsburg Savings Bank is quite a time document. Take a look at the interesting caption attached to the image. Considering what has happened to the Brooklyn skyline in the last ten years, it is rather funny. How could the writer know how Brooklyn would change in the ensuing 90 years.
Brooklyn, most populous of the five boroughs of Greater New York, and long known as "the city of homes, churches, and rubber plants," is fast becoming a community of skyscrapers. Towering apartment dwellings are sticking their head into the clouds, and temples of business, and finance are reaching even further into the heavens in this town of more than 2,000,000 souls, that once was proud of the designation of New York's bedroom." Here's 'Brooklyn's latest skyscraper, likewise its biggest and, perhaps, its best---at the moment- the new "Williamsburg Building. This structure, dedicated to business and finance, towers 512 feet into the air, and has 46 stories. The clock on its tower is the second largest in the world.For Home Page, click Pardon Me For Asking