Monthly Archives: September 2015

Saint Athanasius School, Bronx, NYC

One of many mid-century Catholic schools in the Bronx, St. Anthansius stands out due to its connection with a former mayor of New York City. Mayor Robert Wagner laid the cornerstone of the school himself on September 26, 1965. Wagner had … Continue reading

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St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN

This church in downtown Minneapolis is by local firm Thorshov and Cerny, who did numerous buildings throughout the Twin Cities and nurtured a generation of architects. The building dates from 1955, replacing the previous church which burned down in 1953. … Continue reading

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Mid-Century Mundane Takes a Road Trip!

Recently I was asked to co-author a short piece about roadside architecture. The basis for the subject was Richard Longstreth’s newly published Road Trip, a book that features 1970s historical photographs of road side architecture including gas stations, motels, drive-ins, and shopping centers. Pictured above is a … Continue reading

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Winchester Towers, Winchester, VA

Sitting just outside the historic downtown core, this 1962 hotel is currently being redeveloped and it is unclear if the current structure will remain. The hotel incorporates traditional materials like brick that blend in downtown as well as mid-century elements … Continue reading

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