Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society from Brooklyn, New York on July 16, 1927 · Page 2
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Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society from Brooklyn, New York · Page 2

Brooklyn, New York
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Saturday, July 16, 1927
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On Monday April 18th, 1927, the new office of the Flatbush Savings Bank at 1045 Flatbush Avenue (opposite Beverly Road), opened for business. The bank has had a very interesting and successful career. The first office was opened at the corner of Martense Street find Flatbush Avenue, February 15th, 1916, with three employees consisting of presi-'dcnt, secretary and teller; employees now number twenty-five. On March 25th, 1918, it moved to 910 Flatbush Avenue and, owing to the steady increase in business, was forced to make its present move. When the bank was first started it was prophesied that at the end of five years it would have $1,000,000 on deposit. That prophecy proved wrong, but favorable to the bank, for, at the end of five years, the deposits amounted to over $5,250,000. In order to better serve the Flatlands section, a branch was established, on November 2nd, 1926, at 1540 Flatbush Avenue. The bank is now eleven years old and has on deposit $17,000,000, with about 40,000 open accounts. The new bank building has a frontage of 70 feet on Flatbush Avenue and 108 feet on Duryea Place. The exterior of the building is of heroic scale, the pilasters on the Flatbush Avenue front being 45 fett high. The base is polished gray granite, and the super-structure of light buff limestone, the ashlar rusticated on the Flatbush Avenue front. The architecture of the building is Italian Renaissance, with the pilaster caps, cornices, etc., richly carved. There are four medallions carved in the stone of the two fronts, symbolical of the successive stages of Training, Industry, Thrift and Success. ; The granite of the base is carried around the entrance, beautifully carved, to form the trim for the bronze entrance doors. The vestibule of marble and bronze opens into a banking room 64 feet wide, 100 feet long and 48 feet high. Flooding the banking room with light will be a series of windows on three sides cf the room on the Duryea Place side three windows 14 feet wide and 38 feet high, the window over the entrance 18 feet wide and 40 feet high. All the, window frames and sash are of bronze, a permanent, non-rusting material. The working space is contained in a center island enclosed with a bronze and marble and embossed glass counterscreen. Three officers' private rooms and stenographer's room are placed back of the banking room. The officers' rooms will be paneled in American walnut. On an open mezzanine, in the east end of the building, screened by a wrought bronze railing, is the trustees' room. Th banking room walls are lined with pre-cast Travertine above the marble wainscot at the pilasters ; the Travertine of the walls is continued up and around the barrel vault of the ceiling, in the form cf paneled and ornamented archivolt soffits. In the basement, reached by two stairways, are the bank vault, bank examiners' room, archive vault, stationery storage, lunch room for employees, rest rooms and toilets and the heating and ventilating apparatus. The building is fireproof throughout and all appointments will be of the latest type. The architectural design and bank engineering is the work of Halsey, McCormack & Helmer, Inc., 286 Fifth Avenue, New York City, and was erected by the William Kennedy Construction Company, 215 Montague Street, Brooklyn, New York. Everything has been done to secure speed and accuracy in handling the large volume of business of the bank. The new location is only a short distance from the office vacated and in the center of the business district of Flatbush. The bank has always been a moving factor in the upbuilding of the community which it serves, and 70 per cent, of its deposits and surplus has been loaned on mortgages in the Flatbush section. It has always stood for what is best in all civic activities and has aided in every way to make the locality a "Better Flatbush." Officers and trustees of the bank are: Harry B. Hawkins, president; Frederick A. Koch, Starks W. Salt, J. Paul Hoffman, vice-presidents; John S. Roberts, comptroller; William M. Golden, secretary; trustees, Harry B. Hawkins, Frederick A. Koch, Starks W. Salt, Walter L. Castle, Clarence F. Corner, Henry J. Davenport, Charles A. Ditmas, Stanley E. Gunninson, William Hawkins, J. Paul Hoffman, Gris-wold I. Keeney, Alexander MacDonald, Henry A. M. Ramsey, DeWitt V. D. Rei-ley, T. Schenck Remsen, John S. Roberts, Richard Vom Lehn and William T. Welch. PERFECTLY HONEST Mrs. : "When you proposed to me you said you were not worthy of me." Mr.: "Well, what of it?" Mrs. : "Nothing, only I will say this much, that whatever else you were, you weren't a liar." 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To properly enjoy this outdoor recreation the car must be in perfect shape; the slightest defect in its running, the least maladjustment of its motor, detracts from the pleasure that, with the incentives of the season, should be perfect. Better to be sure, at the beginning of a busy summer, that its conditio'n is as well looked after as expert mechanics can make it. Automobile experts agree that the most important part of properly caring for the machines is not so much the ordinary care taken of them as the proper reconditioning of the motor after every twenty to twenty-five thousand miles of service. This means that it should be completely dissembled by an expert mechanic and the cylinder bores reground on internal grinders such as are used by the better grade of automobile manufacturers. From none of them, however, have we received better service than from the shop of Ernest Agren, automotive engineer at 6510 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. Mr. Agren. for a number of years, was connected with the Cadillac Company as tester and foreman, and has been established in business for ten years, and we regard him ,asan authority and specialist on Cadillac an.i other high-class cars. He says that many people do not realize a fair return on their money invested in automobile repairing because of the fact that so many jobs are considered finished when only some of the parts are properly attended to, while others which work co-ordinately are neglected either because the average repair shop has not the facilities or due to the fact that the average repair man may not realize the importance of all parts functioning equally. We have been patronizing Mr. Agren for some time now and have yet to find the least cause for complaint. In fact, we are more than glad to take this opportunity to recommend his work to our thousands of readers, who, like all automobile owners, have their troubles from time to time. 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