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Putnam Courthouse, Putnam, CT

The Putnam Courthouse, holding various court and law functions, has a classical design of the late 1940s and early 1950s, although it was actually constructed in 1966-67.  In small towns and rural areas such as where Putnam is located, it … Continue reading

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Midtown Market Diner, Midtown, NYC

        In advance of the Queens Modern talk in May (see previous post), I’ve been looking at some of the work Queens-based architects did in other boroughs. Here is architect Jerome W. Perlstein’s only Manhattan commission, the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Mid-Century Mundane and Queens Modern Talks

In a change from our regular scheduled posts, I am sharing some upcoming programs where I will be speaking about Mid-Century Mundane and Queens Modern. If you are interested, I hope you’ll join me!             … Continue reading

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Loyola School Gymnasium, Rectory, and Residence, Upper East Side, NYC

Loyola School is a small, private Jesuit-led high school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The main school building is on the corner of Park Avenue and East 83rd Street. But further down the block on 83rd is a complex of … Continue reading

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Kneller Athletic Center, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Located at Clark University in Worcester is the Kneller Athletic Center from 1976. The swooping roofline and pebble aggregate exterior immediately looked familiar. That’s because the firm of Daniel F. Tully Associates was responsible for its design and construction.  Tully, … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: 304 Mulberry Street, NoHo, NYC

  Mundane Mondays is back! Today’s entry comes from reader Kerri C. who laments the loss of 304 Mulberry Street, the former St. Barnabas Home. Built by the New York Protestant Episcopal City Mission Society in 1947, the building was … Continue reading

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Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The main branch of the Worcester Public Library is a long formal building with an odd orientation and location. It is situated behind City Hall at the intersection of Library Lane and the one-block long Salem Street; the main entrance … Continue reading

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