Category Archives: New Jersey

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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Congregation Anshei, Roosevelt, NJ

The town of Roosevelt, which just celebrated its 75th anniversary, has a very interesting history. It was founded in the 1930s as part of a WPA project to move recent immigrants, largely Jews from the Lower East Side, to a … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: Williams Library, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Welcome back to Mundane Mondays! Today’s entry was submitted by Gabriella A. This is the Samuel C. Williams Library at Stevens Institute of Technology, a private university in Hoboken. The library was built in 1969 and named in honor of … 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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St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Annex, Raritan, NJ

This annex to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church was built in 1961 to extend the church facilities and the Sunday School. The main church was constructed in 1924-25. Both are situated on West Somerset Street in Raritan.

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