Monthly Archives: March 2011

Church of the Crucifixion, Harlem, NYC

I almost posted this as a not so mundane post because this building, the Episcopal Church of the Crucifixion, is definitely not your typical mid-century building and doesn’t look like anything else in New York. However it does bear quite … Continue reading

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Public School 199, Upper West Side, NYC

It’s always a surprise to come across a lesser-known building by a prominent modern architect. This school, PS 199, was built in 1962-1963 by Edward Durell Stone, one of the most renowned architects of the mid-century who I have covered … Continue reading

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Lincoln Square Synagogue, Upper West Side, NYC

This synagogue is located at the corner of Amsterdam and 69th Street on the Upper West Side. It was designed in 1970 by Hausman & Rosenberg, who also designed the two high-rise office towers at 160-170 Water Street in Lower … Continue reading

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New Graduate Residence Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

One of Edward Durell Stone’s lesser-known works. This one from 1963. It was originally the Center for Continuing Education and was part of Eero Saarinen’s 1950s master plan for the University of Chicago. Mies van der Rohe and Saarinen himself … Continue reading

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Columbia Law School, Morningside Heights, New York, NY

This is Columbia Law School’s main building, now formally known as Jerome L. Greene Hall. It was constructed in 1961 by noted alum Max Abramovitz, of Harrison & Abramovitz, renowned architects of the United Nations, among many other buildings. It … Continue reading

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Queens Public Library, Jamaica, NY

This is the Central Branch of the Queens Public Library at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica. It was constructed in 1965.  

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