Category Archives: New York State

St. Francis Xavier High School, Ladies Mile, NYC

This 7-story Catholic school addition is part of the St. Francis Xavier complex on West 16th Street. It was built from 1960-65 and designed by architect Joseph H. Belfatto, who designed several Catholic churches around the city. The building sits between … Continue reading

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Chadwin House, Chelsea, NYC

Chadwin House is a low-rise apartment building, now condominiums. It was built in 1963 to designs by prolific architect Horace Ginsbern, most well-known for his deco-style apartment buildings on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. He was still designing until his … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 14th Street, NYC

There isn’t a lot of information available about this intriguing little building on 14th Street in Manhattan. The two-story commercial structure houses, or housed at one time, the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Local 169 as well as Gallery … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: NYS Insurance Fund Building, Tribeca, NYC

In a return to reader-submitted entries for Mundane Mondays, we have the New York State Insurance Fund Building from 1955. And with its red and green entrance scheme, it is fitting that we choose this entry as our last for … Continue reading

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Delancey & Essex Municipal Parking Garage, Lower East Side, NYC

This mid-century garage is a prime example of what can be missed when looking at architecture without the full context. Built in 1967, the structure is located at 107 Essex Street, extends through the block to Ludlow Street, and is … Continue reading

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Banco Popular, Lower East Side, NYC

This bank branch is at 134 Delancey Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is essentially an alteration to an earlier commercial strip by adding a metal screen. The alteration dates before 1970 when the bank moved in as more … Continue reading

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225 East 43rd Street, Midtown, NYC

This office building and garage was designed by Oscar I. Silverstone, a Brooklyn architect in 1949. It was possibly originally used by the Postal Service as a garage. Silverstone built apartment buildings, single family homes and other buildings like this … Continue reading

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