- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has given landmark status to a neoclassical-style building in Brooklyn that served as a bank, a courthouse and a cathedral.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission says the 1906 Williamsburgh Trust Company Building’s architectural elements include a saucer dome reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome and two classical porticos. 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.

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 1900s.


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