Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Bethesda, MD

  Someone could do a whole blog on mundane modern fire stations and other emergency services buildings (like this rescue squad). A few have been done by renowned architects, such as the Dixwell Fire Station in New Haven, Connecticut and … Continue reading

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East Liberty Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA

Another mid-century church in East Liberty, this one is at the corner of Penn Avenue and Penn Circle West. East Liberty Luther Church (ELLC) came to be through the merger of two existing congregations in 1964. A new building was … Continue reading

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650 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, NYC

This building is at the intersection of Fulton Street, Lafayette Avenue and Fort Greene Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It was originally built as a bank in 1959, at one point it was called Kings Lafayette Bank in the 1970s … Continue reading

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Former AAA Building, Pittsburgh, PA

This building at 202 Penn Circle West is currently vacant and slated for redevelopment as part of a larger parcel in  the East Liberty neighborhood. It was most recently used by the Police Investigations Unit and before that was the … Continue reading

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Emory United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, PA

This building, formerly the Emory United Methodist Church, sits at the corner of North Highland Avenue and Rippey Street in the East Liberty neighborhood. It was built in 1973 to replace the previous church destroyed by arson in 1971. Designed … Continue reading

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WQED, Pittsburgh, PA

This Brutalist office building from 1970 is directly across Fifth Avenue from Holy Spirit Church. It is the headquarters for WQED, the television station well-known for producing Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, among other … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart Church, Emsworth, PA

Located in Emsworth on Orchard Street just off Ohio River Boulevard is Sacred Heart Church. It was built in 1955 and designed by Pittsburgh architect Casimir Pellegrini who worked on numerous projects for the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese. He died in 1967.

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