Monthly Archives: October 2011

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, NY

Built from 1961-63 and opened in 1964 to replace the 1887-era library, the current main library was designed by  James W. Kideney and Associates with Paul Harbach, both known Buffalo area firms. Here is a picture from a short time … Continue reading

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New links added!

New links added for modern websites, surveys and databases in Ohio, Michigan, Phoenix and Maryland. Check them out in the blogroll in the right hand column!

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Niagara Branch Public Library, Buffalo, NY

This very simple one-story structure sits on the corner of Niagara Street and Porter Street, within Prospect Park, a surprisingly prominent intersection for such an inauspicious building. The blue metal panels give the building a small accent of color. It … Continue reading


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St. John Baptist Church, Buffalo, NY

    This church, St. John Baptist Church, is located just off the interstate in Buffalo at 184 Goodell Street in the Fruit Belt neighborhood. The interplay of various sized triangles and the lattice-style windows make it a dynamic addition to … Continue reading

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Sunset Chapels, Manhasset, NY

A bit late for mid-century modern, this building was constructed in 1979. Still, the decorative concrete elements, especially the arched screen, demonstrate a distinctly mid-century vocabulary.  

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Packet Building, Providence, RI

Along the waterfront in Providence at 155 South Main Street is this multi-use commercial building and garage from 1970. The center section on the front of the structure is covered in a metal screen. The wings also have decorative vertical … Continue reading

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Engineers Building, Manhasset, NY

Simple but intact office structure in Manhasset, Long Island. Constructed in 1960. Its location on Northern Boulevard is readily apparent from the front of the building. The original “Engineers Building” type to the right of the entrance is nice as … Continue reading

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Great Neck Animal Hospital, Great Neck, NY

This blog generally covers later buildings, but this earlier commercial building from 1948 seems so intact with original windows, decorative metal trim, glass brick and block signage that I couldn’t pass it up.

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Capitol One Bank, Albertson, NY

This unique circular bank is located in a small Long Island hamlet of Albertson. Thanks to this website for alerting me to its existence. And although photos may not be allowed, I went by on a Saturday so I was able … Continue reading

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Scheuer House of Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY

Located at 161 Corbin Place in Manhattan Beach. Although the building isn’t in the best of shape, the red dividers give it a pop of color. A date of construction is difficult to ascertain, but it could be c. 1977 … Continue reading

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