Category Archives: Massachusetts

Mundane Mondays: Immaculate Conception Church, East Weymouth, MA

Today’s striking Mundane Monday entry was shared by Bob Thomas and could be considered anything but mundane. Immaculate Conception Church is located in Weymouth, MA, a city just south of Boston. The firm who designed the building, Holmes & Edwards, is still in business … Continue reading

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Kneller Athletic Center, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Located at Clark University in Worcester is the Kneller Athletic Center from 1976. The swooping roofline and pebble aggregate exterior immediately looked familiar. That’s because the firm of Daniel F. Tully Associates was responsible for its design and construction.  Tully, … Continue reading

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Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The main branch of the Worcester Public Library is a long formal building with an odd orientation and location. It is situated behind City Hall at the intersection of Library Lane and the one-block long Salem Street; the main entrance … Continue reading

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Newman Catholic Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

On the edge of campus at N. Pleasant Street and Massachusetts Avenue is UMass’s Newman Catholic Center. It opened in April 1963. The Newman Center is one of hundreds across the country, existing as spiritual centers for Catholic students attending a secular … Continue reading

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First Baptist Church of Amherst, Amherst, MA

Adjacent to UMass Amherst is the First Baptist Church. Like a majority of buildings on the nearby campus, the church dates to the mid-century, specifically 1962. The design is typical for many suburban style protestant churches of the era, entered … Continue reading

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Music Building, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

According to the Amherst Archives and Special Collections, the building was designed by the architect Benjamin Thompson in 1967-68. Thompson was a founding member of the influential The Architects Collaborative, along with its most famous member, Walter Gropius. The design is … Continue reading

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Merrill Science Center, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

The Merrill Science Center of 1966-68 is sits on a sloping hillside near the main quadrangle of the Amherst College campus. It was designed by Campbell, Aldrich and Nulty, the prolific firm out of Boston. Many readers will remember them best as … Continue reading

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