New York Telephone Company

Address: Hillside Avenue and 164th Street
Neighborhood: Jamaica
Architect:  Voorhees Walker Foley and Smith
Year: 1953
Current Status: Demolished
Award:  Honorable Mention
Typology:  Commercial Building

Currently being replaced by a large new school, the three story brick administrative building originally housed 1,000 employees. The design was typical of the 50s and included exterior facing of red brick with limestone trim, and aluminum windows. Countless schools, libraries, and other public buildings incorporated the exact same elements. The architects Voorhees Walker Foley & Smith were the exclusive architects for NY Telephone, adapting whatever style of the era to suit the needs of the massive company.

New York Telephone Company

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