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Five Cents Savings Bank, Boston, MA

This addition to an existing branch of the Five Cents Savings Bank in the heart of historic downtown Boston was constructed in 1972 to designs of Kallman, McKinnell & Knowles. This prolific local firm is most well known for the … Continue reading

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Church of the Epiphany, NYC: Revisited

We’ve previously covered the Church of the Epiphany’s exterior (and window salvaged from the previous church). But recently we were about to view the sanctuary. The walls are covered with the same dark brown brick as the exterior and the … Continue reading

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New article on Queens Modern

Check out this virtual walk looking at vernacular modernism in Queens’ Forest Hills neighborhood with yours truly! https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/schlep-in-the-city-forest-hills

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Arlington Assembly of God, Arlington, VA

This is a pretty standard red brick modern complex in Virginia (a state not generally known for its modern). However the segmentation of the rounded sanctuary is a nice design feature which also allows light into the space and the … Continue reading

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Valley Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, AZ

Looking back two years ago to the Docomomo Symposium in Phoenix, I had a chance to see a lot of high modern including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and Paolo Soleri’s experimental Arcosanti. But beyond that, there is a large … Continue reading

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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Beverly Hills, CA

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1956, at 436 S. Beverly Drive.

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National Association of Broadcasters Building, Washington, DC

One of DC’s more interesting corporate office buildings, the National Association of Broadcasters sits at the corner of N Street and 17th Street, NW. The architects were Mills Petticord & Mills who also did this DC Brutalist design. Loren Sage designed … Continue reading

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