Monthly Archives: December 2011

Camera & Palette, Staunton, VA

This squat commercial building sits at 1 W. Beverley Street among a wealth of Victorian structures in historic downtown Staunton, Virgina. In contrast to its neighbors, it incorporates a decorative plastic screen on the upper portion of the facade and … Continue reading

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452 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Another boxy mid-century office building this time in shades of blue with tan brick. Constructed in 1963 and located at 452 Delaware Avenue.

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570 and 584 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Two comparable mid-century office buildings amidst the more traditional architecture of Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. 570 Delaware dates from 1961 and incorporates beige brick and a glass curtain wall, that looks to have been more recently updated. The first floor … Continue reading

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Not So Mundane: Temple Beth Zion, Buffalo, NY

The striking Temple Beth Zion sits on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, nestled among large mansions and small commercial buildings. It was built in 1966-67 by Harrison and Abramovitz (featured previously on MCM here) and most well-known for their work on … Continue reading

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Junior High School 265, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NYC

Like many schools of this time, Junior High School 265, officially known as the Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, follows a standard pattern of building height, massing and materials. Some of these schools are obviously more … Continue reading

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Bay Ridge Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NYC

Located at the corner of Ridge Boulevard and 73rd Street in Bay Ridge is this well-maintained public library, which opened to the public on May 24, 1960. Light and airy, the building is a nice mix of brick, glass and … Continue reading

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William J. Donovan State Office Building, Buffalo, NY

This building, named for a prominent Buffalo-born General and leader of the precursor to the CIA., sits on a prominent site in downtown Buffalo at the end of Main Street and is a prime candidate for redevelopment. Still, it has … Continue reading

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