Monthly Archives: November 2012

First Trinity Lutheran Church, Washington, DC

First Trinity Lutheran Church is located at the corner of 4th and E Streets NW in the Judiciary Square area of Washington DC. The church dates from 1959 when the church demolished its previous building and consolidated its work downtown. … Continue reading

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Bethesda Fire Department, Chevy Chase, MD

This fire station is located at 6600 Wisconsin Avenue, at the corner of Bradley Boulevard. The building dates from 1971. Its most prominent feature is the panels over the garage doors which seem to protrude from the surface.  

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Peakland Place Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA

The A-frame was a very popular design type for churches in the mid-century.  Just a few A-frames we’ve covered in the past can be found  here, here and here. This specific A-frame is the Peakland Place Baptist Church, which was … Continue reading

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5820 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

  Los Angeles is the land of mundane office buildings. This one was built in 1958. It sits directly across the street from the La Brea Tar Pits.

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356 Fulton Street, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, NY

The final entry in our trio of banks is 356 Fulton Street directly across Red Hook Lane from One Boerum Place. It was built as the Equitable Federal Savings and Loan Association  in 1967-1968 by architects Goldberg-Epstein Associates. Goldberg designed … Continue reading

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395 Jay Street, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, NY

This structure was originally built as a bank branch in 1954 for the Fulton Savings Bank. Fulton Savings was previously at 375 Fulton Street, which was demolished during redevelopment in the 1950s.  Few images exist of the original facade of … Continue reading

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One Boerum Place, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, NYC

This former bank anchors one end of Fulton Mall. The building occupies a unique triangular lot created by the intersection of Boerum Place, Fulton Street and Red Hook Lane. The ground level was recently converted to retail, while the upper … Continue reading

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Mahattan Church of Christ, Upper East Side, NYC

The Manhattan Church of Christ is a monolithic Brutalist style building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It was designed in 1967 by Eggers & Higgins and built on the site of a rowhouse where the congregation had previously worshiped. The … Continue reading

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