Day 146

Broad & Boerum

May 24th, 2012

Currently a watch and jewelry store, this was once the main branch of the Lincoln Savings Bank. Check out this wonderful recounting (just a little more than halfway down the page) of what it was like to work there around 1970.

Lincoln was originally founded as the German Savings Bank of Brooklyn in 1866, but changed its name to something more patriotic-sounding (page 54) in response to the growing anti-German sentiment in America around the time of World War I.


  1. Gigi says:

    Wow, free lunch! Thanks for that link, Matt!

  2. Cheryl says:

    so interesting!

  3. Impressive front door. Love how old banks situated on street corners put their entrance right across corner. Back then you definitely knew your place at work.. even at lunch!

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