Category Archives: New York City

Second District Dental Society, Brooklyn, NYC

Located on a block of brownstones, the Second District Dental Society is a modest structure that fits in well with its neighbors. The building includes 5,000 square feet of space including an auditorium, dental office, laboratory, and administrative offices. The Society … Continue reading

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Firehouse-Engine Company 214

Firehouse Engine Company 214 is one of the many mid-century fire companies built throughout the city. Here on a residential street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, it most likely replaced an older firehouse or residential property. It was built in 1958 and is … Continue reading

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St. Luke’s School, Greenwich Village, NYC

St. Luke’s School is a rather plain complex, circa 1950-53, but is severe enough to look 40s. The two-story brick building runs along Greenwich Street at the back of the St. Luke’s in the Fields property. At the corner of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Victory Church, Financial District, NYC

This church among the canyons of Lower Manhattan is a staid affair. The red brick, limestone trim, symmetrical front facade, and classical statuary make the building feel older than its actual construction date of 1944-1947. Only the flatness of some … Continue reading

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Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Chinatown, NYC

Another one from the exhibition, Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923-1968, at the Museum of Chinese in America. Definitely worth seeing  and it’s just been extended through March 2016. In the show, Curator Kerri Culhane examines the … Continue reading

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Wong Family Association, Chinatown, NYC

Currently at the Museum of Chinese in Americas is an interesting exhibition that showcases the work of a little known architect, who designed in both NYC and China, Poy Gum Lee. Lee married traditionalist elements with modern building techniques to … Continue reading

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Jewish Center of Hyde Park, Brooklyn, NYC

This modest building is nowhere near Hyde Park, New York and it’s totally unclear where the name came from, although there are various stories. Instead of Hyde Park, it’s on a quiet residential block of East Flatbush.  The main building … Continue reading

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