Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Salvation Army, Arlington, VA

This Salvation Army building is located at 518 S. Glebe Road in Arlington. The orientation of the building is interesting as it is sited on a corner lot which rises away from the street. The side elevation is two stories … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Community House, Upper West Side, NYC

This one-lot-wide community house, at 3 West 65th Street, sits behind Holy Trinity Lutheran Church just off Central Park West. The architect was Charles E. Tilton, who I have not been able to locate anything else about. It was constructed … Continue reading

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Con Ed Energy Control Center, Upper West Side, NYC

This electrical substation, now known as the Energy Control Center, is located at 128 West End Avenue. It feels like an unfinished office building with a corporate style entrance, limestone facade and black granite base. The teal enamel panels create … Continue reading

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Cardinal Wright Regional School, Pittsburgh, PA

This school at 711 West Commons is within the larger Allegheny Commons urban renewal area. It was originally built in 1964 as St. Peter’s Catholic Elementary School to serve the church immediately next door, but it closed in 2011 most … Continue reading

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United Capital Building, Great Neck, NY

This office building is located on Park Place in Great Neck, just across from this bank. It was constructed in 1970 with some striking mid-century features, including the concrete facade, marble base and hexagonal windows. The name of the building … Continue reading

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Marcy Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYC

This Marcy Branch on Dekalb Avenue replaced the original Victorian-era Marcy Branch in Tompkins Park just a few blocks away. It opened in 1969 and according to the Library’s website was designed by Carmine Dempster of the Department of Public … Continue reading

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Buffalo News Building, Buffalo, NY

Although the Buffalo News Building was built by acclaimed modern architect Edward Durell Stone, it is a later (1973) and lesser-known work. The building exhibits a strong horizontality like many of Stone’s other buildings. However, one difference is that this … Continue reading

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