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Saints Peter and Paul Church, Beaver, PA

An amazingly dynamic form, this church jumps out at you along 3rd Street in the small town of Beaver, PA. It was built in 1970-72 to accommodate a growing parish. Not sure who the architect was but it’s more striking … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception Spiritual Renewal Center, Thompson, CT

This convent and retreat center was built in 1954 for the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a historically Lithuanian order. As such, the complex is dedicated to Our Lady of Siluva, and a statue of her … Continue reading

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New York State Police Troop NYC, Wards Island, NYC

The headquarters of the New York State Police in New York City is located on Wards Island. The two-story building is uniform in design with a three bay entrance and rows of triple hung windows above blue enamel panels. There … Continue reading

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St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Union City, NJ

We have not posted in a while, but this submission from reader Craig N. was too good to pass up. Thanks, Craig! St. Augustine RC Church was constructed in 1956-58 by Arthur Rigolo. He was based in New Jersey and … Continue reading

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Bender Building, Washington, DC

With facades facing S St, 18th St, and Connecticut Avenue NW, the L-shaped Bender Building is a stylish and subtle early modern landmark. Constructed in 1959, the 12 story building was a leader in showcasing modern office space in downtown DC. … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Washington, DC

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church was constructed in 1965-66 to house several congregations from around the area that merged. The original structure on Seward Square was demolished and interestingly, a chandelier salvaged from building has hung in the Capitol since … Continue reading

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Union Savings & Loan, New Orleans, LA

The Union Savings & Loan building is located at 353 Carondelet Avenue and is amazingly intact on the exterior. This building was submitted by reader Tara K.

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