Category Archives: New Jersey

Empress Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ

The Empress Hotel is a well-known landmark on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Originally built in 1961, the hotel has great mid-century details including the signature signage. Like the Asbury Park waterfront in general, the Empress followed the general decline of … Continue reading

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Whig Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Today we visit Princeton and look at an unusual 1970s intervention that is really not at all mundane. From the front both Clio and Whig Halls are classical Greek temples. Built in 1893 by architect A. Page Brown, they replaced … Continue reading

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Palisades Avenue, Englewood, NJ

There is not always a lot of information to glean on some mid-century structures, at least from a cursory investigation. But their design and intact nature still make them worthy of featuring here. Below are a few structures from a … Continue reading

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50 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood, NJ

50 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey was built in 1970 but evokes a time when reserved, stately buildings lined small downtowns like this one. The stone base and cornice reference earlier classical banks and commercial buildings, while the … Continue reading

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Bouras Properties Building, Summit, NJ

This suburban style office building dates from 1958 and was originally built for Kemper Insurance. It was purchased by Bouras Properties in 1999 and subsequently renovated. The existing mid-century details include the wrap-around metal frame windows, the flat metal cornice … Continue reading

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Burchard Building, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Located at the Stevens Institute of Technology is the 8-story Burchard Memorial Science and Engineering Building from 1957. The facade features horizontal bands of windows alternating with pale brick bands. The secondary facades and base of the building are clad … Continue reading

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New Jersey Jaycees Building, East Windsor, NJ

This is a simple one-story commercial building from 1971. The walls are a dark brick with aggregate concrete stucco. The most prominent detail is the large vintage Jaycees logo, however the Jaycees are possibly no longer in this building, but … Continue reading

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