Monthly Archives: March 2010

Neighbors of Main Street, Kew Gardens Hills, NYC

On Main Street in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, are these two offices. The first one at 7118 was built in 1951 according to Department of Buildings records. The second one next door at 7112 according to the DOB was built … Continue reading

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MCM Office Buildings, Woodhaven Boulevard, NYC

On Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens just a few blocks from each other are two mid-century commercial buildings. At 66-05 is this building from 1961. It’s a bit more mundane than the next example. At 67-53 is this building from 1962. … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Bank Complex

At the corner of Jewel Avenue and Parsons Boulevard in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Queens is a prominent complex of three buildings that houses the Amalgamated Bank of New York. The buildings were constructed from 1960-1964. The office … Continue reading

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Queens County Savings Bank, Jackson Heights, NYC

This branch of the Queens County Savings Bank is located at 76-02 Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, Queens. It looks like a largely untouched facade including great signage. The building dates from 1973.

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Church of Latter Day Saints, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

This building sits on a corner lot at Court and Union Streets in Brooklyn. It is the Church of Latter Day Saints and was built in 1958.       Across the street at 340 used to stand the International … Continue reading

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Teen Challenge Center, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY

In the midst of the mansions and apartment buildings of the Clinton Hill Historic District lies this 1964 teen center. Set back far off Clinton Avenue at 444 it’s easy to miss. There are three buildings on the site, an … Continue reading

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24 West Carver Street, Huntington, NY

Another building in Huntington, New York is this one at 24 West Carver Street, corner of New Street. It was built in 1954-55, with a side addition in 1965-66 as a bank and was most recently A. G. Edwards financial … Continue reading

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Modern Church Extension in Huntington, NY

This is an interesting church extension to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Huntington, NY. It was originally built as the Nursery School extension in 1964. The facade is an amazing 1960s time capsule with an aggregate facing, stone accents on … Continue reading

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2nd District Police Station, Bethesda, MD

Pictured is the 2nd District Police Station at 7359 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. Unfortunately this building continues to be under development threat because the site it sits on is so valuable. It was built in 1961.

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Americana Hotel

Architect Morris Lapidus designed over-the-top hotels in the 50s and 60s. In his own time many of his buildings were largely unloved by the larger design community and dozens (with the exception of the Eden Roc and Fontainbleau in Miami) … Continue reading

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