A large, sprawling mid-century hospital complex, Elmhurst General Hospital is still surprisingly intact on the exterior. Still visible in large part on the secondary facades is the original salmon colored brick and some of the exterior terraces, used in the 1950s and 60s but abandoned for interior state of the art interior facilities today. York and Sawyer, the classicists of banks and hospitals in Manhattan designed this hospital, most likely as a last gasp of the firm and no doubt with some consulting help.
Judging from the award program image, Simeon Heller’s Flushing Medical Building was a simple two-story brick box with a raised entrance and parking at the rear. The structure held 12 offices. Not only did Heller design the building but he was also most likely the owner, hidden behind the name 42-27 Union Street Corporation, which was based out of his architecture office at 38-11 Union Street. The building was demolished sometime in the past few decades and subsequently became a parking lot.
The Donnelly Nursing Home, now Sutton Gardens Senior Living, is a one-story brick building set back from the neighboring residential houses. The materials are brick with white trim. The entrance is topped by a simplified Colonial Revival pediment.
This L-shaped building has the feeling of a motel with windows facing a large open courtyard. Still a nursing home today, much of the original detailing has been lost behind a generic plaster facade.