Monthly Archives: December 2010

301 W. Main Street, Durham, NC

Getting in a little bit of last minute holiday cheer with this green building in Durham, NC.  Note the snowflake hanging in front on the lamp post. This building was constructed in 1964 for the First Union Bank. It now … Continue reading

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Virginia Jaycees Building, Lynchburg, VA

This modern office building sits on a triangular plot of land across from Miller Park, a 37 acre public park. The building was constructed in 1957 and is home to the Lynchburg Chapter of the Virginia Jaycees, a non-profit civic … Continue reading

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Houston Chapel, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

Officially known as the Frances Hundley Houston Memorial Chapel, this building was built in 1969 at Randolph College, until very recently known as Randolph-Macon Women’s College. The architect was Vincent Kling, a prolific architect based in Philadelphia.

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35 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

A banal building, but with some yellow decorative paneling over both entrances that calls it out slightly. Too bad the paneling is faded and stained. The building was built in 1951 and houses city offices including a medicaid office.

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Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim, Wynnewood, PA

This is the Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim, a temple complex somewhat lesser known than the previous entry. The main circular structure was designed and built in 1961 by Matthew B. Ehrlich and Ezekiel Levinson. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Temple Adath Israel, Bala Cynwyd, PA

A wonderful synagogue that not only continues to be actively used but has also been expanded with a sympathetic addition. While the core building dates to 1954, the main, 12-sided sanctuary was designed by designed by Pietro Belluschi and Charles … Continue reading

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Ellis Hall, St. Pauls School, Garden City, NY

Here is a modest, stripped down school building from 1969 in Garden City, NY. The building is completely abandoned, dating to the time when the entire St. Pauls complex closed in 1991. The building is a fine example of quiet … Continue reading

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Not So Mundane: Colonnade and Pavilion Apartments, Newark, NJ

This is a passing shot of Mies van der Rohe’s 1960 Colonnade and Pavilion Apartments as part of the Branch Brook redevelopment project in Newark, NJ. Not that many people realize there are three Mies buildings in Newark. The complex … Continue reading

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Dupont Circle, Washington DC

Next to the gothic-style church of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Washington DC is this simple parish hall. The cornerstone was laid on May 28, 1961. More information on the congregation’s history can be found on the St. Luke’s website.

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Office Building, Kensington, MD

3930 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD.

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