Gordon, Miles A. | Honorable Mention | Significantly Altered | Woodside | Commercial Building | 1954 |
Black and Decker is long gone but this simple one-story building today exists as Parrillada Restaurant. Everything but the basic shape and the corner window bay has been altered.
Salkowitz, A. H. | Bronze Plaque for Banks | Extant | Woodside | Bank | 1960 |
The Woodside Savings and Loan is now an Astoria Federal Savings and the clock adorning the white enameled brick end pier is different but otherwise this building is largely the same. The front facade consists of a large two story wall of glass with white enamel brick and porcelain panel accents. The planting area originally to the right of the entrance seems to be gone; parking is in the rear.
Stein, Julius | Bronze Plaque for Industrial | Extant | Woodside | Industrial Building | 1961 |
One of two Armor facilities to be honored, this is the much larger plant that encompasses an entire block (the other building is a tiny administrative showroom in Long Island City). The 70,000 square foot building is two-stories of orange brick and a prominent entrance of aluminum and enamel panels. Originally these panels were turquoise but have since been replaced with brown. The front of the building houses offices and executive spaces on two floors, while the rear of the facility is the same height but all one level of factory space with clerestory windows.
Sirof and Sivertsen | Honorable Mention | Extant | Woodside | Industrial Building | 1961 |
J. J. Newberry was a prominent “Five and Dime” type store that went out of business in the early 1990s. This location most likely used for storage and distribution to the New York area. The corner of the building has a textured concrete block design, the rest is unrelieved brick.
First National City Bank Bank's Premises Department | Honorable Mention | Extant | Woodside | Bank | 1961 |
This branch was designed by the bank’s in-house design team, although it is unclear if the architect was William Shenton, an in-house designer who was credited with the design of First National City’s Maspeth Branch the following year. The building is clad in brick and the front elevation is slightly recessed and clad in ceramic tiles. The exposed side panels of the entrance area have square cut-outs that give at least the primary facade some dynamic qualities.