Category Archives: Manhattan

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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Firefighter Dan DeFranco Building, Murray Hill, NYC

                      This five story building sits close to the intersection of East 23rd Street and Third Avenue. It’s a rather small project by Kahn and Jacobs, a firm headed Ely … Continue reading

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Midtown Market Diner, Midtown, NYC

        In advance of the Queens Modern talk in May (see previous post), I’ve been looking at some of the work Queens-based architects did in other boroughs. Here is architect Jerome W. Perlstein’s only Manhattan commission, the … Continue reading

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Loyola School Gymnasium, Rectory, and Residence, Upper East Side, NYC

Loyola School is a small, private Jesuit-led high school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The main school building is on the corner of Park Avenue and East 83rd Street. But further down the block on 83rd is a complex of … Continue reading

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