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16 September 2009

1933 – Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California

Architect: John C. Austin Design developed by architect John C. Austin based on preliminary sketches by Russell W. Porter.

16 September 2009

1927 – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Meyer & Holler Built in 1927 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the Chinese was intended to be the world’s greatest theatre. From 1973 through 2001, the theater was known as...

16 September 2009

1963 – Salk Institute, La Jolla, California

Architects: Louis Kahn The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research laboratory located in La Jolla part of San Diego. It was founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, the...

16 September 2009

1874 – State Capitol, Sacramento, California

Architect: Reuben Clark & M.F. Butler Groundbreaking for the Capitol occurred December 4, 1860, but it took nearly 14 years and several administrations to complete the effort. Late in the year 1869 the...

15 September 2009

1881 – Municipal Buildings & New Market Extension, Chester, Cheshire

Architect: W.H. Lynn “The space between the covered market and the site of the Town Hall was occupied by tavern premises, which, owing to rights of light which they enjoyed, prevented the completion...

15 September 2009

1930 – Soldiers & Sailors World War Memorial, Pierre, South Dakota

Architect: Hugill & Blatherwick The memorial is constructed of steel and has sandstone facing. The front of the building has an impressive entry pediment with dentil molding and six Ionic columns as well...

15 September 2009

1935 – Hughes County Courthouse, Pierre, South Dakota

Architect: Hugill & Blatherwick The Hughes County Courthouse was designed in the Public Works Administration in a Moderne style with Art Deco features by the architects Hugill and Blatherwick and constructed by the...

15 September 2009

1884 – State Capitol, Denver, Colorado

Architect: Elijah E. Myers Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite, and opened for use in November 1894. The distinctive gold dome consists of real...

15 September 2009

2004 – Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT, Boston, Massachusetts

Architect: Frank Gehry The Ray and Maria Stata Center is an academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Contained within the building are the Computer...


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