Monthly Archives: February 2011

Durham Police Department, Durham, NC

This  is the current Durham Police Department, but was originally built in 1957 as the Home Security Life Insurance Company Building. Located at 505 West Chapel Hill Street, next to the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Building, the police would … Continue reading


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First Presbyterian Day School, Durham, NC

Continuing my ongoing survey of Durham’s modern architecture. This is the First Presbyterian Day School (officially the Christian Education Building), which sits directly behind the church itself (seen at right in photo) at the corner of N. Roxboro and E. … Continue reading

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Home Savings Bank, Durham, NC

This wonderfully zany bank on East Chapel Street in downtown Durham is sadly vacant. It was constructed between 1967-1969. I don’t have any good pictures of the interior, but some can be seen here about halfway down the page. Many … Continue reading

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St. James School, Danielson, CT

The St. James School building consists of a large hangar-like left side and a more simplified flat roof structure on the right. The school was dedicated in 1955 and sits on the edge of Danielson, CT. The older church is … Continue reading

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Salvation Army, Norwich, CT

262 Main Street in downtown Norwich. Built in 1965, although it could be a refacing of an older building as it sits among a very intact Victorian commercial district.

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Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC

This striking modern complex from 1965 houses the Pan American Health Organization, one of the many international agencies that are located all around DC. This building is on a triangular site at Virginia Avenue, 23rd Street and E Street, NW … Continue reading

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El Dorado Center, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Nice mid-century building at 3368 Lake Tahoe Boulevard which houses a number of El Dorado County and South Lake Tahoe government offices as well as a few other businesses. Also, I have not been able to find any documentation for … Continue reading

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