Monthly Archives: February 2010

Not So Mundane: The O’Toole Building, Greenwich Village, NYC

One quirky New York City buildings that is currently threatened with extinction is the O’Toole Building on Seventh Avenue between West 12th and West 13th Streets in Greenwich Village. While many people find the white, saw-tooth building unlovable, its low … Continue reading

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Not So Mundane: Elementary School in Middletown, NY

For 2010, the Preservation League of New York State listed the John W. Chorley Elementary School (1964-69) in Middletown, NY on its list of Seven to Save. Nominated by the Paul Rudolph Foundation, the elementary school is threatened with impending … Continue reading

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Not So Mundane

In addition to the usual weekly mid century mundane posts, we will also be trying to occasionally post about modern architecture that is not usually considered mundane but is more significant, designed by world-famous architects, noted for unique architectural elements … Continue reading

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St. George Ukrainian Catholic School, East Village, NYC

This school was constructed 1957-58 and is located on East 6th Street in the East Village in Manhattan. It was designed by Brother Cajetan J. B. Baumann, the same architect of this Manhattan church. The metal awning over the door … Continue reading

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Oyster Bay Bank, Oyster Bay, NY

Bank of America branch at 157 South Street in Oyster Bay, NY. Photo taken November 2009 by Bryan.

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Church of the Nativity, East Village, NYC

The Church of the Nativity is on Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village. According to this New York Times article it seems that the church was threatened with closure in 2006, but there are still some signs of life including … Continue reading

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Flatbush Savings Bank, Brooklyn, NY

Discovered this building today near Brooklyn College. It’s located at 2146 Nostrand Avenue and sits at the major intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Nostrand Avenue and Hillel Place, hence the flatiron type corner. According to NYC Department of Buildings records it … Continue reading

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Hillel Center of Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

I photographed this building today at Brooklyn College. It was built in 1959 by Percival Goodman, a leading designer of synagogues and other Jewish community buildings. It’s at the corner of Hillel Road and Campus Place, one block off Nostrand … Continue reading

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