Category Archives: Queens

Postwar Churches Presentation in Albany on November 22nd

  An important part of the Mid-Century Mundane study has been houses of worship. On November 22nd, I will be presenting a talk, The Architecture of Catholic Modernism In New York State: From Post War to Vatican II, as part … Continue reading

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Queens Modern tour on October 5th!

As Archtober, join Queens Modern for a tour of the Roman Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, a unique structure in Queens’ Maspeth neighborhood, combining mid-century design and Lithuanian folk elements. Constructed in 1962 to designs by Lithuanian architect Jonas Mulokas, the … Continue reading

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Rego Park Jewish Center, Rego Park, NYC

The Rego Park Jewish Center is a transitional modern structure dating from 1948. The architects were Frank Grad and Sons, noted for their extensive work in Newark and other parts of New Jersey. They also did some other notable New … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Flushing, NYC

Dating from 1972 is St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The church is located in the Flushing neighborhood in Queens. It was designed by Raymond & Rado & Partners, a firm which consisted of Antonin Raymond, a Czech architect, much more … Continue reading

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Capitol One Bank, Kew Gardens, NYC

This bank branch across from Queensborough Hall at 120-32 Queens Boulevard was built in 1961-63. The banking floor is upstairs on the second floor. Originally built most likely for the Hamburg Savings Bank, it has gone through many iterations and … Continue reading

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Pickman Building, Forest Hills, NYC

This mid-century office building is located at 118-21 Queens Boulevard, just down the street from Queensborough Hall. It was designed by Samuel S. Arlen and built from 1963-66 by the Whitehall Terrace Association as developer.  Arlen did housing in Harlem, Yonkers and … Continue reading

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St. Albans Congregational Church, St. Albans, NYC

On the border of Addisleigh Park, an exclusive enclave within St. Albans, Queens, is the St. Albans Congregational Church at 172-17 Linden Boulevard. It is a classic mid-century A-frame dedicated in 1959 and designed by the firm of Gibbons Heidtmann & … Continue reading

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