Category Archives: Massachusetts

Five Cents Savings Bank, Boston, MA

This addition to an existing branch of the Five Cents Savings Bank in the heart of historic downtown Boston was constructed in 1972 to designs of Kallman, McKinnell & Knowles. This prolific local firm is most well known for the … Continue reading

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Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, Waltham, MA

This suburban church appears similar to countless red brick churches across the country. However look closer and there are a few details that stand out. The front entrance and side elevations all sport an undulated concrete awning which gives the … Continue reading

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Clapp Library, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Clapp Library is a type of building I feature less often here, an older structure with significant mid-century additions. Here, the additions are substantial enough to change the perception of the building and its relationship to the campus. The central core … Continue reading

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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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