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An Update on Queens Modern

Queens Modern has recently been updated with 50 more sites including a story on the Leo F. Kearns Funeral Home buildings (pictured above) and a feature on Catholic church architect John O’Malley, responsible for more than 100 buildings like American … Continue reading

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Mid-Century Mundane Takes a Road Trip!

Recently I was asked to co-author a short piece about roadside architecture. The basis for the subject was Richard Longstreth’s newly published Road Trip, a book that features 1970s historical photographs of road side architecture including gas stations, motels, drive-ins, and shopping centers. Pictured above is a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Mid-Century Mundane and Queens Modern Talks

In a change from our regular scheduled posts, I am sharing some upcoming programs where I will be speaking about Mid-Century Mundane and Queens Modern. If you are interested, I hope you’ll join me!             … Continue reading

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Mundane Moment: Jordan Gruzen

I was saddened to hear that New York-based architect Jordan Gruzen died in January 2015. Gruzen’s work as part of the partnership of Kelly & Gruzen informed much of my interest in mid-century and modern architecture in the New York … Continue reading

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Queens Modern is here!

Hello Mid-Century Mundane fans, I’m pleased to announce that Queens Modern is here! This new project is a natural progression of my interest in “everyday” mid-century architecture and focuses on a specific group of buildings for a more in-depth examination … Continue reading

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Exciting News for Mid-Century Mundane

Mid-Century Mundane was started as a website looking to document just a fragment of the mid-century regional and vernacular architecture out there. And now we take our next big step with a more robust project to examine a specific grouping … Continue reading

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Global Mundane: Hyde Park Chapel, London, England

Here to kick off a new, occasional chapter of Mid-Century Mundane is our first entry from England. The former Hyde Park Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located at 64-68 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road in South … Continue reading

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