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Cornerspotted: Flatbush & Ashland Place Before the Bank

Despite drastic changes, the corner of this week's guessing game was easily spotted by Curbed commenters. It's the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Ashland and Hanson Places, pictured in 1927 before construction began on the Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower. The bank already existed in Williamsburg (duh), and by the 1920s, it was the fourth largest bank in the country, so it was time for a new headquarters. Planning for One Hanson Place began in 1923, and by April 1929, the new bank opened its doors.
· Hint: A Street Corner Captured Before A Major Change [Curbed]
· Photo: Ashland Place and Flatbush Avenue, 1927 [MCNY]

Williamsburgh Savings Bank

175 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211