Monthly Archives: April 2012

Midtown South Precinct House, Midtown, NYC

This is an unexpected surprise in Midtown Manhattan. The low-rise precinct house sits on West 35th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, located between dull industrial and commercial buildings that are remnants of when this street served as more of … Continue reading

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Saint Peter’s School, Rosendale, NY

The school is located at 1021 Keator Avenue in the town of Rosendale, NY. Although the exact date of construction is unclear, it opened to students in 1965. The building actually is an addition to an older structure seen at … Continue reading

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Merchants Mutual Insurance Company, Buffalo, NY

The Merchants Mutual Insurance Company headquarters is located at 250 Main Street in downtown Buffalo. It was built in 1964 by architects James, Meadows & Howard, which originally began as the famed Victorian-era Green & Wicks firm and morphed into … Continue reading

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Refuge Church of Christ, Brooklyn, NYC

Located on Greene Avenue in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood, this is truly mundane. But then one notices the small rows of colored glass on each side of the entrance and the red doors and the vertical brick patterned rows which … Continue reading

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Fierman Hall, Beth Israel Medical Center, Gramercy, NYC

This is Fierman Hall at 313-317 East 17th Street, which originally housed the school of nursing for the Beth Israel Medical Center complex. The building was built between 1963-1966 by Schuman & Lichtenstein, a firm founded in 1941, which changed … Continue reading

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Not So Mundane: Orange County Government Center, Goshen, NY

The facts about this building are that it was completed in 1967 and designed by renowned architect Paul Rudolph. Much else is in question, as the Orange County Government Center is a building that has sharply divided the public since … Continue reading

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Chase Bank, Brooklyn, NYC

This Chase Bank is located at 444 Fifth Avenue at the corner of Ninth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It was completed in 1969 and replaced a warehouse built in the 1950s. You can see elements of the Brutalist style, … Continue reading

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