Monthly Archives: January 2011

Grace Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, FL

Located at 4301 16th Street North. Designed in 1961 by John Randal McDonald, known for organic architecture, who moved his practice from Wisconsin to Florida in the early 1960s. The church’s website has links to the church’s history including news … Continue reading

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Bank of America, Putnam, CT

Originally built ca. 1970 for Hartford National Bank. The building sits on the edge of a shopping center downtown at 211 Kennedy Drive. It looks quite well maintained and now houses a cpa office upstairs and the bank branch downstairs.

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Cuyler-Warren United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, NY

This utilitarian structure at 450 Warren Street on the edge of Boerum Hill was constructed in 1969. The congregation existed in several other buildings on Warren and Butler before that.

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Edgar Tafel, Mid-Century Architect Dies

On January 18, Edgar Tafel, mid century architect and former apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright died. He worked on many of Wright’s most famous buildings, including Fallingwater and Johnson Wax. The only mention I found online was here. A little … Continue reading

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Steinert and Kilcup Halls, Providence, RI

Steinert Hall, Brown University, 1966                       Also, right down the street is this simple little building, the former Kilcup Hall of Bryant University, a local business school. Although the university … Continue reading

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Here are a few buildings the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill campus, during a recent brief visit. Davie Hall, 1967 Robert B. House Undergraduate Library, 1968 Greenlaw Hall, 1970  

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YM&YWHA, Upper East Side, Manhattan

This is the Young Men and Young Womens Hebrew Association’s Henry Kaufmann Building in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood. It was built in 1967 and designed by Gilbert L. Seltzer, architect, who’s firm still seems to exist in West Orange, NJ. … Continue reading

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Isador and Ida Straus School, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Here is a boxy, utilitarian school from 1959 in fun colors. Officially known as PS 198, it’s located at Third Avenue between 95th and 96th Streets. It is named after Isador and Ida Straus, who owned part of Macy’s department … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Baptist Church, Flushing, NY

A brutalist style church with a striking stained glass steeple. It was built from 1971-73 on Prince Street in Flushing. Its bulk seems strained on this cramped side street.

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North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. Building, Durham, NC

The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Headquarters is at 411 West Chapel Hill Street in Durham, NC. It was built in 1965 and designed by Welton Becket, more well-known for his California buildings including the Capitol Records Building in … Continue reading

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