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Architecture of USA

22 September 2009

1910 – Pioneer Life Insurance Building, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: A fine composition with corner towers that break through the cornice on this quite long building. The facade is relatively simple but the repetitive nature of the design is quite pleasant.

17 September 2009

1910 – San Francisco Cathedral, California

Architect: Cecil G. Hare

04 November 2010

1910 – St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Edwin Hawley Hewitt

22 September 2009

1910 – Stone Building, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Wonderfully ornate commercial building from 1920. Decorated with stone trim, it has pilasters with egg and dart moulding, a foliated frieze and an elaborately dentilled cornice with paired brackets.

05 July 2011

1910- Second Church of Christ Scientist, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Alfred Rosenheim The Classical Revival building was designed by Alfred H. Rosenheim and opened 1910 in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. As illustrated it has a flatter dome than constructed....

07 February 2011

1911 – Continental & Commercial National Bank Building, Chicago

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Co. Former headquarters of the Continental & Commercial National Bank. Now a hotel after an expensive conversion and restoration by Marriott.

04 June 2010

1911 – Daniels & Fisher Tower, Denver

Architect: Frederick Sterner & George Williamson Inspired by St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice but scaled down, the D&F Tower was built in 1911 to anchor the Daniels & Fisher Department Store. The tower...

22 September 2009

1911 – Fargo National Bank, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: A former bank building, this is a good example of the smaller commercial buildings from the early twentieth century. The buildings are getting less elaborate with decoration limited to the cornice and...

18 September 2009

1911 – People’s Gas Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company The design is indicative of its time. It employs the standard three-piece skyscraper formation, plus lots of classical embellishments like ornamental lions along the balustrade at the top....