Monthly Archives: October 2010

BB&T Bank, Alexandria, VA

This BB&T bank branch, formerly Mount Vernon National Bank and Trust, at 6618 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, VA is an interesting diversion in an endless strip of sprawl. Unfortunately, the branch is currently proposed for demolition and a new branch … Continue reading

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Emigrant Savings Bank, Lower East Side, NYC

Located at 465 Grand Street, sitting alone on an island of land between Grand Street, Pitt Street and East Broadway sits this Emigrant Savings Bank from 1961-63. It seems relatively untouched with vintage signage, bands of windows and white brick, … Continue reading

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Public School 134, Lower East Side, NYC

This typical mid-century school building is located at 293 East Broadway between Pitt and Grand Streets, around the corner from the famous Henry Street Settlement.  It was designed in 1958 by Michael L Radoslovich, the Superintendent of School Buildings for … Continue reading

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232 East Broadway, Lower East Side, NYC

This simple and slightly sad building sits at 232 East Broadway on the Lower East Side near Seward Park. It was designed in 1959 by Henry G. Greene, an architect more known for his theater designs around the country. It … Continue reading

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Chase Manhattan Bank, Great Neck, NY

There is a wealth of mid-century architecture on Long Island (not surprisingly given its post-war development history). This bank sits on a side street near the train station at the corner of Grace Avenue and Park Place. It was designed … Continue reading

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100th Post! – Jamaica Savings Bank, Elmhurst, NYC

For my 100th post, I am featuring the building that got it all started. This bank was built from 1966-1968 as a Jamaica Savings Bank branch at a prominent intersection on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst. It was designed by William … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Peace Recreation Center, Gowanus, Brooklyn

This recreation center from 1950 is part of the church complex of Our Lady of Peace Church between Carroll, and First Streets, Denton and Whitwell Places. Great original signage.

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Japan Society, Turtle Bay, NYC

Directly next to the Church of the Holy Family (see previous post) is the Japan Society at 333 East 47th Street. It was designed by Junzo Yoshimura with George Shimamoto of Gruzen Partnership, formerly Kelly and Gruzen–which I covered on … Continue reading

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Church of the Holy Family, Turtle Bay, NYC

This church at 135 East 47th Street is the parish for the nearby United Nations. It was dedicated in 1965. According to the church website, on October 4, 1965 Pope Paul VI held an ecumenical meeting in the church, marking … Continue reading

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