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Old Posted Jan 30, 2010, 3:52 PM
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^^^ The NBC Tower in Chicago is a great example of Neo-Deco or "Echo Deco" as some call it:

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My favorite example of Art Deco in Houston, the JP Morgan Chase Building in
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More Quad City Deco.
I love taking in a show at the Adler Theater (1931) in Davenport. I usually enjoy the architecture from my seat as much as the show itself.



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Merchants National Bank Building

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Some amazing stuff here - Buffalo city hall looks spectacular.

Hardly any art deco where I live - the only thing I've found is this 1930s band shell.




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On the downtown square of Fairfield, Iowa is the two-story MidwestOne Bank.



(Sorry about the teeny image.)

Fairfield is the home of Maharishi University of Management and the downtown streets have an vibe more urban than other cities of about 9,000.

A building I'm in every day, Fairfield High School, was completed in 1939, and in the front doors is a large plaque with Franklin D. Roosevelt's title followed by the local PWA (Public Works Administration) leaders. Unfortunately, I didn't find any pics offhand...
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Ardmore, PA

Some suburban Art Deco from Ardmore, just a bit outside of Philadelphia. Oddly enough, the local historical commission doesn't seem to have anything on this building on W. Lancaster Avenue.



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Most Rhode Island cities never got much Art Deco, probably due to more traditional tastes up here.
But here is most of what we do have in Providence:
Kresge's Dept. Store, built in 1920

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Castle Cinema, built in 1925

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Industrial Trust Bank Tower, from 1928

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The Little Nemo Costume Jewelery Co., also built in 1928

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Coro Jewelery Co., from 1929

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The 1949 Peoples' Savings Bank

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The addition to the Providence Public Library, built in 1954

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Some Art-Deco in LA that I've photographed over the past year:



































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Wonderful photographs of Los Angeles art deco Kingofthehill!
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Nice stuff! Sunlight, shadow, tone, value, shade...each image better than the next. Which is all fine and good but mostly I'm just drop-jawed that you've got some buildings here I don't even know off-hand! Again, kudos to your work and thanks.
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The Dominion building, London Ontario:

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Here some more...

Outside of downtown Detroit, there is an interesting style that became very popular in Detroit in the first half of the last century. It was an interesting twist on Art Deco for the city. It includes basic Art Deco geometry but with Spanish-Moorish embellishments. Sometimes, you can barely tell they are Art Deco. They are generally on the city's upper west and northwest sides.

El Tovar Apartments


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Boulevard Temple Methodist Church (gothic mix)


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Somewhere in Palmer Park


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Kean Apartments - Eastside


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Lee Plaza - Westside (abandoned)


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Took this photo last night in Houstons JP Morgan Chase Bank building, its the most beautiful art deco interior, in my opinion.

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^ Wow - that's quite a skylight!
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I had the opportunity to travel to Detroit a few weeks ago and made a point of visiting the Guardian Building. I had never been inside before. Wow! What a spectacular space.
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Some examples of Art Deco in Philadelphia:
Suburban Station

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suburban_Station
Art Institute of Philadelphia/WCAU Building

Source: http://www.urban75.org/photos/philad...elphia-02.html
Market Street National Bank (now a Residence Inn)

Source: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...a-center-city/
Details...

Source: http://www.futurenostalgia.org/index.php?showimage=124

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeroush/4290517654/
And finally one of my favorites, a simple yet elegant beauty...
The Ayer Building



All from http://www.brynmawr.edu/cities/archx...k/Commhigh.htm
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2012, 1:49 PM
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The design lingo of Art Deco/Streamline Moderne was a versatile one that could apply to almost anything utilitarian - trains, cars & planes, wrist watches, apartment buildings, churches, table utensils, etc. Here's a classic deco streetlamp from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan:


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