45 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT

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This 1967 office building is quite a standout among the mid-century mundane. First of all it is set back quite far from the street with a parking lot in front of it, when the other buildings along South Main have more standard street frontages. The second component is obviously the fantastic and unusual concrete planter that cantilevers out over the first floor.

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The rest of the building is fairly standard although the brick cladding includes a simple raised pattern across the facade, giving the building a quirky texture. The sides and rear of the building include a slightly more elaborate design of a hollow square pattern, some of which look to include air conditioning vents. An interesting solution to a typical mid-century concern. If anyone can help find out who designed the building, please let me know.

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