Monthly Archives: April 2011

Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy, Upper West Side, NYC

A dramatic mid-block church completed in 1970 following the destruction of the previous church by fire. The architect is Victor Christ-Janer, who also designed religious structures in New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont and Minnesota among others. It reminds me of another … Continue reading

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58 West 68th Street, Upper West Side, NYC

A mundane but colorful small apartment building on West 68th Street off the park. It is a series of three combined rowhouses, altered in 1960 by architect Morris Brody and developer Daniel M. Friedenberg.

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Congregation Habonim, Upper West Side, NYC

This is a small, low-rise elegant synagogue at 44 West 66th Street off of Central Park West. According to the 1978 AIA Guide it was designed in 1957 by Stanley Prowler and Frank Faillance. I couldn’t find much on Prowler, … Continue reading

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Calhoun School, Upper West Side, NYC

After saying I could find very few buildings designed by architect Costas Machlouzarides, I went looking for some of them. One is a fantastic, colorful church I will feature in an upcoming post. One of the others is the Calhoun … Continue reading

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Former C&P Telephone Building, Lynchburg, VA

A small, insignificant office building in Lynchburg at 701 Main Street. The building caught my eye because of the unique concrete panel detailing including matching fence. The building was constructed in 1964. At some point it was part of the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Upper West Side, NYC

This glowing building practically screams the 1970s with its golden glass screen, rusting metal frame and large public plaza. It commands the corner of Amsterdam and West 66th Street. It was designed by Frederick G. Frost and Associates, who seems … Continue reading

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