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The Famous Vault

Did You Know?

The largest bank vault on the first floor of The Milton, now part of your community lounge, once housed over 5,000 safety deposit boxes that were surrounded by 3-foot thick concrete walls. Just to enter the vault, you would have to open a “two-ton blockade of stainless steel” for a door. The latest in anti-theft devices were installed, including the “most sensitized system known to science — an alarm system operated by sound waves.” The public was assured that to “tamper with this vault would be merely inviting a free ride in the ‘Black Maria’ to the police station.”