[Williamsburg courthouse under scaffolding]

[Williamsburg courthouse under scaffolding]
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Title: [Williamsburg courthouse under scaffolding]

Heavy scaffolding encasing Beaux-Arts courthouse (originally built as a bank, now used as a church) at 117-185 South 5th Street; dome rising above scaffolding; construction workers in foreground. Caption: "The Williamsburg Bridge Courthouse, acquired by the city from the Williamsburg Trust Company in 1915, and considered a classical piece of architecture when it was built 35 years ago, is shown under renovation by the WPA. The glazed terra cotta exterior of the circular-domed building is being repainted and cleaned, and new oil burning equipment will replace the old heating unit. This is one of 16 old Brooklyn court buildings being reconditioned by the WPA at a cost of nearly $1,000,000."

Date: 1938
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: Title supplied by cataloger.
On verso: date inscribed: Nov. 20/38.
Collection: Government
Subject: United States. Work Projects Administration.
Construction workers
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: GOVT 0209