Powers and Kessler | Bronze Plaque for Industrial | Extant | Long Island City | Industrial Building | 1960 |
In an interesting twist, the former Michelin Tire Corporation building is now owned by the Bulova Watch Company, whose former school and corporate center are both among the awarded structures, although neither is now owned by Bulova. The building is long and low with corporate offices at level with the parking lot and a warehousing area behind. The structure is oriented at a right angle to the street to protect from noise and sun exposure as the site sits astride a service road to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, which roars away in a sunken roadbed below. The color palette of the complex is subdued in browns and blacks, although the awards program states that it was originally highlighted with additional blue, orange and yellow accents at the entrance and interior.
Beatty and Berlenbach | Bronze Plaque for Religious Buildings | Extant | Douglaston | Religious Building | 1967 |
This rectory is designed as a traditional Georgian Revival residence, clad in brick with limestone trim, wood dormers and cornice, and a shingle roof. The design was intentional to harmonize with the church, school, and offices across the street. The rectory replaced an outdated structure which was subsequently demolished.
Berlin, George J. | Bronze Plaque for Residences | Extant | Douglaston | Residence | 1968 |
This narrow two-story residence sits on a steep bluff with the rear of the property looking out over Alley Pond Park. The front elevation is distinguished by a one story wing projecting toward the street and clad in Featherock, a natural volcanic stone. There are minimal windows visible from the street. The frame of the house is cantilevered, both the walls and floors over a reinforced poured foundation to account for the siting.
Heller, Simeon with Meltzer, George J. | Bronze Plaque for Banks | Significantly Altered | Flushing | Bank | 1968 |
This bank branch is currently vacant and has been completely reclad in 90s era ceramic tiles. A simple structure incorporated into an existing commercial row, the building was originally identified by a facade of precast aggregate panels and a large bay of windows that looked onto the banking floor.
Pomerance and Breines | Bronze Plaque for Schools and Colleges | Extant | Jackson Heights | School or College | 1968 |
Founded in 1865, Lexington is the oldest and largest school for the deaf in New York State. This massive complex was built to accommodate 300 students in a campus setting. The buildings are clad in brick with concrete vertical and horizontal elements. The campus is set back from the streetwall with parking and landscaping in front. Both walls and windows on the buildings are double-paned with air space in between. In addition to classrooms, the campus includes a dormitory wing, gymnasium, auditorium, and swimming pool.