Williamsburgh Savings Bank a treasure trove of history

News 12 Brooklyn took a tour of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, which is known for its history and was once the tallest building in Brooklyn.



The bank is now site of the trendy Brooklyn Flea Market in Fort Greene.



The bank took two years to build in 1928 and legend has it that someone lost an arm inside the vault.



Jennifer Blumin, who works in the building, says the place is a treasure trove of history. There are zodiac signs on the ceilings and windows inlaid with figures of men reading. The archways above the entrance show a tailor and a carpenter, symbols of the trades in the 1920s and 30s.



Every inch of the building provides a glimpse into the lives of the immigrants who helped make Brooklyn what it is today. Many say it's a reflection of the American dream.


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