Category Archives: Maryland

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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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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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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Bethesda Fire Department, Chevy Chase, MD

This fire station is located at 6600 Wisconsin Avenue, at the corner of Bradley Boulevard. The building dates from 1971. Its most prominent feature is the panels over the garage doors which seem to protrude from the surface.  

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Bethesda, MD

  Someone could do a whole blog on mundane modern fire stations and other emergency services buildings (like this rescue squad). A few have been done by renowned architects, such as the Dixwell Fire Station in New Haven, Connecticut and … Continue reading

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Office Building, Kensington, MD

3930 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD.

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