Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chase Bank, East Village, NYC

This branch of the ubiquitous Chase Bank is located at 130 Second Avenue on the corner of East 8th Street. It was built for the Bankers Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1952. The architect is listed as Alfred Hopkins, … Continue reading

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McCormack Hall, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Dyker Heights, NYC

This standard mid-century auxiliary school building, formally known as Msgr. Joseph A. McCormack Hall, stands behind Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. Church on 72nd Street in Dyker Heights. The original main school building is on 73rd Street so this was … Continue reading

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Washington Federal Savings and Loan, Seattle, WA

This bank is at 2020 NW Market Street in the Ballard neighborhood. It was built between 1941 and 1946 with alterations in 1955 and 1962. Unfortunately, despite its visually stimulating, low-rise facade, it is proposed for demolition and will be … Continue reading

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Edward Blum School, P.S. 46, Fort Greene, NYC

While P.S. 46 (100 Clermont Avenue) seems on first view to be your standard mid-century public school, there is some inventiveness to the concrete canopy with upturned edges that extends to the street from the entrances on both sides of … Continue reading

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Bethel Presbyterian Reformed Church, Bay Ridge, NYC

The Bethel Presbyterian Reformed Church opened at this location after the Fort Hamilton Presbyterian Church closed its doors in 2010. The building had been proposed for possible demolition but the new congregation has been raising funds for repair. It was … Continue reading

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Alexander Hirsch Residence, Upper East Side, NYC

This lesser-known Paul Rudolph work doesn’t have the Brutalist heft of many of his signature works, but recedes into the streetscape due to its low height, black metal framing and dark tinted glass expanses. It was constructed in 1970 for … Continue reading

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St. Rita’s R.C. Church, Long Island City, NYC

From 1966 is St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Church, located at the corner of 12th Street and 36th Avenue in Long Island City. Here are a few pictures of the interior. To the south of the church is St. Rita’s School … Continue reading

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