Monthly Archives: May 2011

Not So Mundane: Crawford Manor, New Haven, CT

Here is another of Paul Rudolph’s tactile, rhythmic buildings–Crawford Manor from 1966. This one, like Beneficent House in Providence is a residence for the elderly. But Rudolph’s signature brutalist, buff concrete is the medium here instead of the later project’s … Continue reading

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149 York Street, Yale University, New Haven, CT

The impression that one gets from this low-rise building at 149 York Street consists primarily of the decorative concrete screen on the second story above a standard base of windows and entrance. The building was purchased by Yale University and … Continue reading

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Green Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT

This building at 1156 Chapel Street has an evolving history. Although it was originally constructed as the Jewish Community Center in 1952 by the world renowned Louis Kahn (with an assist by Abramowitz–who has been covered here before-and Weinstein), it … Continue reading

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More White Plains Mundane, White Plains, NY

I don’t have construction dates or architects for any of these so I’m putting them up as a group. As I mentioned in my last post about White Plains, the downtown area was largely demolished in the 1960s through urban … Continue reading

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121 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

This office building was built in 1967 and is directly across the street from the New Haven Museum.

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White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

This is the main branch of the White Plains Public Library, a typical Brutalist-style structure from 1974. It fits in well with the rest of downtown White Plains, which was largely demolished through urban renewal in the 1960s and is … Continue reading

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Scottish Rite Temple, Richmond, VA

This Scottish Rite Temple is located at 4204 Hermitage Road on the outskirts of Richmond. It was completed in 1969 when the Lodge moved here from the Masonic Temple at Broad and Adams Street in downtown. It is considered an … Continue reading

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Zion Union Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA

This church is located on Preston Avenue across from Washington Park. According to the cornerstone, it was built in 1965.

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Wachovia Bank, Charlottesville, VA

Not too far from Thomas Jefferson’s famous Monticello is this bank that surely takes its inspiration from Monticello’s dome. The branch is now a Wachovia and is located at the corner of Emmet Street and Arlington Boulevard.

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Mid-Century Mundane Links: May 2011

Here are several links from the past few weeks related to buildings and architects I have covered or just links of general mid-century mundane interest. Goldberg’s Prentice Hospital in Chicago is granted a temporary stay of execution. The real estate … Continue reading

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