Monthly Archives: June 2010

Historic Pullman Visitor Center, Pullman, IL

While the historic factory town of Pullman, in Chicago, is filled with original workers’ houses, a hotel, churches, factory buildings and stables from the early 1880s, the visitor center is somewhat peculiarly located in a former American Legion Building, constructed … Continue reading


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Sherwin-Williams, Chicago, IL

This building is the A.W. Steudel Technical Center, part of the Sherwin-Williams Co. Located at 549 East 115th Street, just south of the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside, it was built in 1969.

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River City, Chicago, IL

Although it’s outside the timeframe I use for this blog, I had to include the River City development in Chicago just because I feel like it evokes mid-century sensibilities. I would assume this was the early 1970s instead of 1986, … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, Chicago, IL

Prolific Chicago-based architect Harry Weese designed this building on a prominent corner intersection in 1968. Weese, who is more well known for his triangular designs than circular ones, provided light to the site through a large skylight and light wells … Continue reading

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Built in 1962.

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More Modern at Brown and RISD, Providence, RI

All information in this post was culled from the excellent PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture by Wm. McKenzie Woodward. John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Brown University, 10 Prospect Street, 1962-64. Architects: Warner, Burns, Toan & Lund. List Art Center, 64 … Continue reading

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John E. Forgarty Memorial Building, Providence, RI

This Brutalist building currently sits abandoned in downtown Providence at Fountain and Mathewson Streets. The building was designed in 1968 as Rhode Island State’s welfare office by Castellucci, Galli and Planka, who still exist and continue to do design work … Continue reading

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