Finished in 1910 and surviving until 1963, Penn Station was Classical Revival architecture at its most monumental and expressive, designed by the leading Classical Revival firm.
The eagle sculpture from the building survives at a commuter stop on the Long Island Railroad.
A sad commentary on the state of railroads and civic pride in this country 50 years ago.
A former train station in Paris turned into an art museum. They preserve what is most architecturally significant about the structure, while creating functional display spaces
Designed by famous Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, and completed in 1902, Flatiron (originally Fuller) Building is one of the best known buildings in American architectural history. Burnham succeeded in using 19th century classical revival architectural style to decorate a 20th century engineering wonder. In lesser hands, it would have looked like a wedding cake on drugs.
Detail of the cornice of gatehouse designed by Charles Bulfinch, third Architect of the Capitol, in approximately 1827, for the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. This gatehouse and another one by Bulfinch were moved to Constitution Ave, closer to the White House, in the late 19th century.
Bulfinch, considered one of the first professional architects in this country, took drawing courses as a Harvard undergraduate and then traveled through Europe observing architecture.
Post Civil War, Newton Centre or Newtonville
1890’s building, downtown Baltimore. Late Richardsonian Romanesque
Sadly absent from modern architecture.