Monthly Archives: April 2013

First New Haven National Bank, New Haven, CT

The First New Haven National Bank building is located at One Church Street, at the corner of George Street. It is a monolithic corporate office tower, somewhat out of place with its lower neighbors but helping to bridge the gap … Continue reading

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Knights of Columbus Printing Plant, New Haven, CT

The moderne Knights of Columbus Printing Plant was built in 1954, a late date for a structure in that style. It is tucked away behind the New Haven Police headquarters on W. Water Street and S. Orange Street. The entrance … Continue reading

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Mt. Sinai Jewish Center, Washington Heights, NYC

Originally built for Congregation Mt Sinai Anshe Emeth, this building is now home to four different congregations. It was constructed in 1958-59 by Murphy & Horowitz, a partnership which may have been short lived as the firm was listed as … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, East Village, NYC

Here is another Edgar Tafel-designed religious structure, this one from 1969. Some of Tafel’s work, especially later buildings present an extreme modesty, almost utilitarianism, perhaps reflecting his work with low-income congregations or his interest in contextualism. The Emmanuel Presbyterian Church … Continue reading

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DeWitt Reformed Church, Lower East Side, NYC

The DeWitt Reformed Church is sited on the corner of Columbia Street and Rivington Street, where Rivington dead-ends in the Baruch Houses public housing complex. It was built in 1956-57. According to the church’s website, when neighboring tenement structures came … Continue reading

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Church of Saint Emeric, East Village, NYC

Following up on our previous post, here is another building that demonstrates Voorhees Walker Foley and Smith’s later stripped-down modern style in brick. The Church of Saint Emeric on 13th Street between Avenues C and D, dates from 1949. Its … Continue reading

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Union Square Savings Bank, East Village, NYC

This building, on First Avenue just above 14th Street, was originally a Union Square Savings Bank. It had been vacant for several months and was recently refurbished into a Duane Reade drugstore. Duane Reade made minimal changes to the exterior, … Continue reading

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