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St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Smithtown, NY

Built in 1966, St. Andrew’s Lutheran is a modest structure, topped with a six-sided cupola that brings light in through blue and white colored glass.   Advertisements

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Temple Emanu-El, East Meadow, NY

Unfortunately, this post is to celebrate a unique modern synagogue that is imminently destined for the wrecking ball. Designed by the underrated Davis, Brody, and Wisnieski, the oval sanctuary is sited at one end of the complex with a connector … Continue reading

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Medical Arts Building, Havre de Grace, MD

This is a rare modern building in this area of Maryland and even more unusual, designed by an immigrant female architect who brought Corbusian principles to her work. Poldi Hirsch based her practice in this small town and designed several … Continue reading

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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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