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YWCA, Minneapolis, MN

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

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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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First United Methodist Church, Hyattsville, MD

There are several churches at the intersection of East West Highway and Queens Chapel Road in Hyattsville. The most prominent of them is First United Methodist Church, facing the corner of Belcrest Road and Queens Chapel, by A. Hensel Fink. … Continue reading

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Holy Redeemer Catholic School, Washington, DC

Opened in 1955 and closed in 2010, Holy Redeemer is located in an area of Washington DC that is in a transition phase. On the border of much new construction as well as the historic Shaw neighborhood, the blocks around … Continue reading

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Headquarters, Hyattsville, MD

Currently endangered, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Headquarters is located on the border of a residential neighborhood across from Magruder Park. The original building features art deco flourishes and was designed by architects Paul Kea and Howard Cutler. Numerous additions … Continue reading

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Kislak Building, Newark, NJ

This boxy building, named for a local real estate company, has held a prominent corner in downtown Newark for 57 years. Recently it was announced that the building will be redeveloped as other nearby structures have been in the past … Continue reading

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