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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2nd District Police Station, Bethesda, MD

Pictured is the 2nd District Police Station at 7359 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. Unfortunately this building continues to be under development threat because the site it sits on is so valuable. It was built in 1961.

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Silver Spring Intersection, MD

As mentioned in my last post there is a huge amount of mid-century architecture in downtown Silver Spring, much of it fitting into a “low” modern definition, but nonetheless instantly recognizable. Near the intersection of Fenton Street and with both … Continue reading

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More Silver Spring, MD

Another great building courtesy of Jerry McCoy of the Silver Spring Historical Society. He posted about this recently on his website Silver Spring: Then and Again http://www.takoma.com/ssthenagain/. And his photo of this building is much better than mine which had … Continue reading

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