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Check out Queens Modern: The Architects!

If you’ve been following this website, you’ve probably noticed it’s not updated much these days. Part of the reason for that is that we’ve been busy with another of our projects, Queens Modern. Through the support of the James Marston … Continue reading

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Anna Maria Island, FL

Today’s entry is not so mundane, but when a longtime reader sends photos your way of a building like this, you post them. Thanks to David L. for the images. Architect Victor Lundy is famed for his designs, many in … Continue reading

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Poughkeepsie Synagogues

Bounded by the same block on either side of the Hudson Valley Community Center sit two mid-century synagogues. Temple Beth-El is a conservative congregation along S. Grand Avenue. The complex sits back from the street behind a parking lot and … Continue reading

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Sherwin Williams Contractor Service Center, Philadelphia, PA

Just down the street from Robert Venturi’s famed Guild House is this one story Miesian office building at 827 Spring Garden Street. It was built in 1965.

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YWCA, Minneapolis, MN

1130 Nicollet Mall, 1975. Across from the famed Peavey Plaza.

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Brighton-McClure Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA

  While no cornerstone is immediately visible, the former Presbyterian church is a large A-frame sanctuary structure with a stone and brick face with a central entrance. In the background is a possibly older educational building, c. 1930.

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Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hyattsville, MD

Just across East-West Highway from our previous entry, First United Methodist Church, is this Mormon church. Built in 1965, it uses similar materials of brick and concrete. The real stand out feature here is the concrete screening, especially along the … Continue reading

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