NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday gave landmark status to a neoclassical-style building in Brooklyn that served as a bank, a courthouse and a cathedral.
The commission bestowed the honor on the Williamsburgh Trust Company Building at 177 South 5th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.READ MORE: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Gabby Petito
The 1906 building architectural elements include a saucer dome reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome and two classical porticos, the commission said. At the time, the neighborhood was surrounded by commercial and financial businesses.
The building later served as Magistrates’ Court for the Fifth District of Brooklyn.READ MORE: NYC Restaurant Owners Sound Off On Vaccine Mandate
Today, it houses the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Holy Trinity Cathedral .
It was designed by Helmle, Huberty & Hudswell. They were the architects of some of the borough’s most significant banks and park structures in the early 20th century.MORE NEWS: 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards: Complete List Of Winners And Nominees
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