WILLIAMSBURGH SAVINGS BANK NEW YORK

This ornate building was originally the headquarters of the Seaman’s Bank for Savings. The architect made good use of his client’s long association with the harbor by commissioning three large murals by Ernest Peixotta to trace the history of the port, then decorated the banking room and the Romanesque façade with representations of ships and mermaids, dolphins, and other iconography of the sea. If it weren’t a bank, you might say that the design is .


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