Monthly Archives: November 2010

Gelman Library, George Washington University, Washington, DC

The brutalist style library at George Washington University was built from 1971-73 and designed by Mills, Petticord and Mills, who also designed nearby Ross Hall as well as the modernist wings on the National Museum of Natural History on the … Continue reading

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Executive Plaza, Fredericksburg, VA

Although not a very interesting and engaging building, the 1974 Executive Plaza in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia was supposedly part of the impetus for the designation of a local historic district. Now the building is considered too small and out of … Continue reading

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Nassau County Supreme Court, Mineola, NY

Located in Mineola, amongst a variety of mid-century buildings in a setting akin to an office park. It was constructed from 1962 to 1966 to designs by the firm Chapman, Evans, and Delehanty. According to a New York Times article … Continue reading

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PS 111, Midtown, NYC

PS 111, also known as the Adolph S. Ochs School, is located on West 53rd between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. It was designed and constructed in 1956-1958 and recently refurbished. See more here about the restoration.

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Emigrant Savings Bank, West Village, NYC

Following up on my recent post of another Emigrant Savings Bank branch, this is a small, slightly run-down branch at 395 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. According the LPC designation report, the front was altered in 1958, but this looks as … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop, Union Square, NYC

This mid-century office building is at 29 Union Square West. It was built in 1956-57 by Max Siegel, an architect who seems to have designed a large number of contemporaneous parking garages around Manhattan.

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