Monthly Archives: July 2012

Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, PA

This church is located at 4815 Fifth Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The land was purchased for this new church in 1952, ground was broken in 1960 and the church was dedicated in 1962.  There are multiple entrances … Continue reading

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Living Word Ministry, Pittsburgh, PA

As a brief aside, I would like to note that there is not a lot of information out there on modern buildings in Pittsburgh, either major or minor works. Hopefully this will change soon. With the demolition of the famed … Continue reading

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Woods Run Branch, Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA

This engaging public library sits in the quaint Woods Run neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s Northside. The rest of the area is largely vernacular, early 20th-century housing and utilitarian commercial structures so the Woods Run branch stands out quite prominently. It was … Continue reading

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Community Church of New York, Murray Hill, NYC

The Community Church of New York is the first postwar modern religious building in Murray Hill according to Robert A. M. Stern’s New York 1960 tome. It was built in 1948 by the firm of Magoon and Salo. Not much is … Continue reading

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Madison Avenue United Methodist Church, East Harlem, NYC

Located at 1723 Madison Avenue surrounded by several public housing projects is the Madison Avenue United Methodist Church. It was built in 1967 for the New York Society of the Methodist Church. The architect was Edgar Tafel, who died in … Continue reading

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Children’s Aid Society, Midtown, NYC

150 East 45th Street was built for the Children’s Aid Society by architecture firm Gibbons Heidtmann & Salvador, who did several buildings for the charity. Officially known as the Lord Memorial Building, it was constructed in 1949 but the original … Continue reading

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St. Albans Congregational Church, St. Albans, NYC

On the border of Addisleigh Park, an exclusive enclave within St. Albans, Queens, is the St. Albans Congregational Church at 172-17 Linden Boulevard. It is a classic mid-century A-frame dedicated in 1959 and designed by the firm of Gibbons Heidtmann & … Continue reading

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24th Precinct Station House, Upper West Side, NYC

This complex is located at 151 West 100th Street, just south of the Frederick Douglass Houses, a public housing project. It was constructed in 1957 and designed by Knappe and Johnson. The firm was based in Scarsdale and Garden City and were … Continue reading

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PNC Bank, Raritan, NJ

A standard mid-70s bank on the main street of Raritan, NJ. A simple design of brick and aggregate concrete. It was built in 1975.

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