Monthly Archives: January 2010

Jamaica Savings Bank Moves Across the Street

In my research about mid-century banks in Queens (specifically the Jamaica Savings Bank), I made a trip to the Long Island Division, which keeps the rare books and archives on Queens. And on my travels in downtown Queens I passed … Continue reading

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Stuyvesant Square, NYC

I’m finding out interesting things about many of these buildings in the course of my research. Like finding out (according to this website) that the architect of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite on Stuyvesant Square was a … Continue reading

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Christ the King, Middle Village, NYC

I photographed the attached school on a trip to Middle Village, Queens. Christ the King Regional High School was built in 1961-62 by Stickle and Associates. The firm was located in Cleveland, OH, existed from 1952-1966, and building almost exclusively … Continue reading

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Brutalist Church on Washington Square Gone

Known as the Catholic Center at NYU and Holy Trinity Chapel, this hulking building at 58 Washington Square South was not terribly well liked by passerby, at least according to new reports. Still, it is guaranteed that NYU will build … Continue reading

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Queens Plaza and supposed redesign, NYC

Now back in New York, I’ll be exploring the mid-century mundane we have around here and we have lots! Of course we have amazing modern landmarks like Lever House, the Seagram Building, the Paul Rudolph townhouse and much much more. … Continue reading

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Silver Spring Intersection, MD

As mentioned in my last post there is a huge amount of mid-century architecture in downtown Silver Spring, much of it fitting into a “low” modern definition, but nonetheless instantly recognizable. Near the intersection of Fenton Street and with both … Continue reading

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More Silver Spring, MD

Another great building courtesy of Jerry McCoy of the Silver Spring Historical Society. He posted about this recently on his website Silver Spring: Then and Again http://www.takoma.com/ssthenagain/. And his photo of this building is much better than mine which had … Continue reading

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