Monthly Archives: April 2014

Olympia Federal Savings & Loan, Olympia, WA

Back to the West Coast to continue our look at downtown Olympia architecture. According to the Olympia walking tour guide, this bank branch was designed by the architectural firm of Bennett & Johnson, who also designed another bank, a credit union … Continue reading

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Queen Anne Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA

This week, we will look at two well-preserved church complexes, one Lutheran and one Catholic, in Seattle. Both were done by locally prominent architects. The first is the Queen Anne Lutheran Church from 1959. It was designed by Robert Durham … Continue reading

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Whig Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Today we visit Princeton and look at an unusual 1970s intervention that is really not at all mundane. From the front both Clio and Whig Halls are classical Greek temples. Built in 1893 by architect A. Page Brown, they replaced … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 14th Street, NYC

There isn’t a lot of information available about this intriguing little building on 14th Street in Manhattan. The two-story commercial structure houses, or housed at one time, the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Local 169 as well as Gallery … Continue reading

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Capital Savings & Loan, Olympia, WA

The former Capital Savings & Loan Building at 222 5th Ave E is the pinnacle of mid-century Olympia. Unfortunately, while the building has been repurposed, its current iteration slightly obscures the uniqueness and daring of the original design. The building’s parabolic … Continue reading

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