Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pickman Building, Forest Hills, NYC

This mid-century office building is located at 118-21 Queens Boulevard, just down the street from Queensborough Hall. It was designed by Samuel S. Arlen and built from 1963-66 by the Whitehall Terrace Association as developer.  Arlen did housing in Harlem, Yonkers and … Continue reading


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Bankers Federal Savings and Loan, West Village, NYC

Originally built for Bankers Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1954, this building now houses a Chase Bank branch. It is located on the corner of West 4th Street and Sixth Avenue. Alfred Hopkins and Associates was the architect and … Continue reading

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Broadway Savings Bank, Chelsea, NYC

    This bank building at 250 West 23rd Street, now an Emigrant Savings Bank, was built from 1946-48. According to building records, the architects of record were Frederick L. Ackerman and Charles G. Ramsey, but on the building itself … Continue reading

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Greenwich Savings Bank, Ladies Mile, NYC

This building at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 14th Street was built in 1952 for the Greenwich Savings Bank. The architect was Adolph L. Muller, of Halsey McCormack and Helmer, a firm which designed bank branches across New York … Continue reading

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Bouras Properties Building, Summit, NJ

This suburban style office building dates from 1958 and was originally built for Kemper Insurance. It was purchased by Bouras Properties in 1999 and subsequently renovated. The existing mid-century details include the wrap-around metal frame windows, the flat metal cornice … Continue reading

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Arlington, VA

St. Charles Borromeo at the intersection of N. Fairfax Drive and N. Kirkwood Drive was built between 1955 and 1965 with sources varying. As the larger campus includes St. Charles School, and other related buildings on same property it’s possible … Continue reading

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11 Grace Avenue, Great Neck, NY

11 Grace Avenue in Great Neck is a corporate style office building from 1970. The concrete facade is enlivened with scalloped edges at the entrance and recessed window frames. The design shape is repeated at the rear of the building … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: Episcopal Bishop’s Office, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Today’s entry is submitted by Julian Preisler, who has a vast collection of photographs documenting synagogues across the country including many mid-century examples. His current project is documenting Holocaust memorials in North America. It’s not clear when this building dates … Continue reading

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