“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Art Deco Historical Markers

Architectural style that was popular during the 1920s and 1930s
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By Mark Hilton, February 6, 2022
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1Alabama (Butler County), Greenville — The Camellia City / Greenville
The Camellia City Mr. J. Glenn Stanley, an ardent camellia enthusiast, dreamed of Greenville becoming “The Camellia City” and loyally promoted this slogan as editor of The Greenville Advocate. The city’s first Camellia Show was held at . . . Map (db m154579) HM
2Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Five Points South
This neighborhood developed in the 1880s as one of Birmingham's first streetcar suburbs. It was the Town of Highlands from 1887 to 1893, when it became part of the City of Birmingham. The heart of the neighborhood was Five Points Circle, a major . . . Map (db m83829) HM
3Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Fairbanks Public Schools
In the winter of 1904, the first Fairbanks Public School was opened. Ten students finished the spring term. In the fall of 1905, the school enrolled 50 students. The next year, 150 students attended. Construction of a much-needed new school on the . . . Map (db m47407) HM
4Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Lacey Street Theater (1939)504 Second Avenue — (the corner of 2nd & Lacey St) —
Construction of the Lacey Street Theater began in 1939, and this Art Deco style building opened in 1940. Austin E. “Cap” Lathrop, Fairbanks businessman and financier, was its owner. The Lacey Street Theater, with its distinguished neon . . . Map (db m58989) HM
5Arizona (Coconino County), Williams — Babbitt-Polson Building
The wood framed 1894 Polson Bros. General Store burned down in the 1901 fire and was replaced by this brick building in 1907. The Babbitt and Polson families were pioneer merchants in the area. In 1930 the building was stuccoed to create the only . . . Map (db m33384) HM
6Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — A.T. & T. BuildingBuilt 1930
This building has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior. A.T.&T. Building Built 1930 A good example of Spanish Colonial Revival style with Federal Modern . . . Map (db m29395) HM
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7Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Fox Tucson TheatreEl Teatro Fox Tucson
The Fox Tucson Theatre, the country's only southwestern art deco movie palace, was designed by California architect Eugene Durfee. Construction began in 1929 for the Tower Theatre, the crown jewel of the Diamos Brothers Southern Arizona Movie . . . Map (db m83033) HM
8Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Bashford Burmister Company
Coles Bashford arrived in Prescott in 1864 and was the first President of the Territorial Legislature. In 1874, Coles, his brother Levi, and son William formed a partnership with Robert Burmister. The Bashford-Burmister Company became one of the . . . Map (db m18806) HM
9Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — City Park and Ballfield
Since 1908, the area of Prescott now known as Ken Lindley Field has been used as a public park and ballfield. The land was deeded to the City of Prescott by Charles T. and Ada M. Joslin in 1922. As Mrs. Joslin requested, the City later . . . Map (db m21161) HM
10Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Hotel San Carlos1930 — National Register of Historic Places —
The building is an example of Moderne/Art Deco Style. It served as headquarters for Hollywood stars throughout the 1930 and 40's and was the center of Yuma's social life until 1960. Dedicated December 1999, by the City of Yuma for the . . . Map (db m29006) HM
11Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — The Lyric Theater
It was originally operated as a silent movie theater located on the West side of the square and owned by DE & Lulu Fitton. In 1929 JW Bass built a state of the art theater for talkies, leasing it back to the Fittons as the "New" Lyric. A mix of . . . Map (db m141840) HM
12Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — Lamar BathhouseHot Springs National Park
The present masonry Lamar Bathhouse, completed in 1923, has a symmetrical, California style of architecture. The large lobby contains nostalgic murals of historic landscapes, and country scenes. Art Deco stairs, signs, and lights decorated the . . . Map (db m61777) HM
13Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — Florida Brothers Building
Thomas J. Florida established the Florida Brothers Company in 1926, supplying farm and home loans to families along the Cotton Highway. Mr. Florida built this Art Deco-influenced structure in 1935, featuring Indiana limestone. The building . . . Map (db m36612) HM
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14California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley High School Industrial Arts and Science (G and H Buildings)Henry H. Gutterson and William Corlett, Sr., Architects — Jacques Schnier and Robert Howard, Sculptors —
1939-1940 City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1982 These buildings are fine examples of the Art Deco style in the Bay Area. They were designed as an ensemble with the adjacent Berkeley High School Community Theater. Bas-reliefs and . . . Map (db m54218) HM
15California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Public LibraryCity of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1982
James W. Plachek, Architect, 1930 Addition, Ripley/BOORA Architects, 1999 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Berkeley’s first free public library system was established in 1895, with branches in west and south Berkeley. The . . . Map (db m52364) HM
16California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Federal Land BankJames W. Plachek, Architect, 1938 — ELS Architects, 1999 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated 1985 The Farm Credit Administration built this structure to house federal agricultural banking and financial agencies, including one of the 12 Federal Land Banks that assisted Depression-era farmers. Features . . . Map (db m54258) HM
17California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Heywood BuildingCity of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1993
James W. Plachek, Architect 1917 Jim Novesel: The Bay Architects 1994 This small commercial building was built for William Heywood, son of Berkeley pioneer Zimri Brewer Heywood. The upstairs was used as the architectural offices of James W. . . . Map (db m52382) HM
18California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Howard Automobile CompanyFrederick Reimers, Architect, 1930, Hayashida Architects, 2006 — Renovations for the Buddhist Churches of America, Jodo Shinshu Center —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1983 This Zig-Zag Moderne building, designed for the sale and servicing of Buick automobiles, captures the glamour, rising affluence, and sophistication of the post-World War I era. Charles Howard, who . . . Map (db m54334) HM
19California (Alameda County), Oakland — 3 — Davis-Parker Whse.Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District
A tiny wholesale grocery firm was the first occupant of this warehouse built on speculation for developers Hyman Davis and M. Parker. Founded in San Francisco in 1896 by Samuel Sussman, and Gustav and Samuel I. Wormser, Sussman Wormser & Company . . . Map (db m145505) HM
20California (Alameda County), Oakland — 26 — Oakland PortalOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
The Oakland Portal's elaborate Beaux Arts façade conceals eight massive fans that draw in fresh air and expel foul air to prevent carbon monoxide buildup in the George A. Posey Tube, an underwater automobile tunnel that runs under Harrison Street . . . Map (db m145508) HM
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21California (Alameda County), Oakland — 884 — Paramount Theatre
This is a superior rendering of the "Art Deco" or "Moderne" style of movie palace built during the rise of the motion picture industry. The Paramount, which opened on December 16, 1931, is the most ambitious theatre design of architect Timothy L. . . . Map (db m100560) HM
22California (Alameda County), Oakland — 24 — Poultry ProducersOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
In 1985, this warehouse was renamed "The Egghouse” after the building's first use as an egg distribution center for Poultry Producers of Central California. Poultry Producers originated the Nulaid® brand name, a brand employed today to . . . Map (db m145511) HM
23California (Amador County), Jackson — Sesquicentennial Court House Site
Voters on July 17, 1854, selected Jackson as the county seat of the new County of Amador, born that June 14 after a spirited election. Fulfilling their promise, the Jackson town trustees, at no county expense, financed construction of the first . . . Map (db m27910) HM
24California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Cerrito Theater
The Cerrito Theater opened Christmas Day, 1937. Architect William B. Davis included Art Deco elements and fanciful murals in the theater. The theater closed in 1966 and was restored forty years later by the El Cerrito Redevelopment Agency.Map (db m94120) HM
25California (Contra Costa County), Martinez — 18 — State Theatre800 Ferry Street
Designed Art Deco style by the Reid Brothers Architects/San Francisco Built by John McNamera 1922 Premier opening July 2, 1926 Closed due to fire 1931 Reopened 1932 Closed 1961 Purchased by Contra Costa County 1998 Presently . . . Map (db m17208) HM
26California (Contra Costa County), Orinda — The Orinda Theatre, 1941
The Orinda Theatre opened its doors in 1941 and is the city's most prominent visual landmark with its signature dorsal fin marquee. It is a textbook example of Streamlined Moderne Architecture, a late type of Art Deco design inspired by . . . Map (db m154890) HM
27California (Contra Costa County), Pittsburg — California Theatre
Since opening its doors on May 4, 1920, this theatre has been a cornerstone to the New York Landing Historic District in Old Town Pittsburg. Like many Bay Area theaters of the 1920's, the California Theatre was designed by A.W. Cornelius in a . . . Map (db m146532) HM
28California (Kern County), Bakersfield — Kress Building
S.H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a national chain of "five and dime" retail department stores operating from 1896 to 1981. Opening in 1931, this three-story reinforced steel and masonry building was designed by New York City-based architect . . . Map (db m115124) HM
29California (Kern County), Bakersfield — 2015 — The Fox Theater
The Fox Theater was designed by Los Angeles-based motion picture theater architect S. Charles Lee (1899-1990), built by Beller Construction, and supervised by local architect Charles H. Biggar (1882-1946). The three-story Spanish Colonial Revival . . . Map (db m115126) HM
30California (Kern County), Tehachapi — The Tehachapi MuseumDedicated On May 22, 2010
Built in 1931 in the Art Deco style, this building originally housed the Kern County Library and was later given to the City. The Tehachapi Heritage League relocated the Museum to this site in 1982 through a long-term partnership with the City of . . . Map (db m52829) HM
31California (Los Angeles County), Glendale — Grand Central Air Terminal1930
Grand Central Air Terminal is an intact example of an early airport passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of pivotal events that helped shape the development of air travel and the aviation industry in Southern California. The air . . . Map (db m137664) HM
32California (Los Angeles County), Glendale — 910 — Riverside Drive Bridge
Originally known as the Victory Boulevard bridge, the Riverside Drive bridge was constructed in 1938 to improve a bottleneck caused by an earlier wooden bridge. It was partially funded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress . . . Map (db m129133) HM
33California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 41 — Max Factor Building
Max Factor, a Russian immigrant, pioneered screen make up for which he received a special Academy Award in 1929. He opened the Max Factor Hollywood Makeup Studio in 1928, where he taught Hollywood stars such as Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, . . . Map (db m167871) HM
34California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — Long Beach Skating Rink1929
This venue was built in 1929 as a multi purpose auditorium. In 1935 it opened as the Dunbar Skating Rink and served this function for many years. In 2001, after a period of vacancy, the Robert Gumbiner Foundation, through an adaptive reuse program, . . . Map (db m72710) HM
35California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — The Campbell Mural
In March 2008, during a routine roof replacement on the Lafayette building's 11th floor patio, workers uncovered the 8 by 8 foot tile mural of a kneeling camel in front of the Pyramids of Giza. The vintage 1920's mural lay beneath two tons of . . . Map (db m72686) HM
36California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — The Lafayette Complex1928, 1929, 1948
A complex of three historic buildings in different architectural styles. The Campbell Apartments at 130 Linden were designed by Parker O. Wright and Francis Gentry in a Spanish Baroque style in 1928. The Lafayette Hotel was a premier art deco hotel . . . Map (db m72454) HM
37California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 56 — Bullocks WilshireSouthwestern Law School
Los Angeles in the Art Deco Age Los Angeles leapt into the modern era on September 26, 1929. At nine o'clock that morning, the doors of Bullock's Wilshire opened to gasps of amazement. Here was the first department store in the country to be . . . Map (db m120962) HM
38California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — City National PlazaArco Towers
Tall, Dark And Prosperous City National Plaza’s sleek, gleaming, granite-sheathed, 52-story twin towers are monuments to Los Angeles’ long history and oil capital, and to the banking money that followed the black gold. For more . . . Map (db m164082) HM
39California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 972 — Naval and Marine Corps Reserve CenterLos Angeles
Designed as the largest enclosed structure without columns in the world by noted California architects Robert Clements & Associates, this Art Deco building, constructed between 1938 and 1941 by the WPA, is the largest and second-oldest Navy Reserve . . . Map (db m147662) HM
40California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — 195 — Oviatt Building
Paris Exposition Like the jewel-box that it is, the Oviatt Building husbands its treasures within its walls… yet even casual passerby can get a hint of the gorgeousness inside, from just a glimpse of the nymph-crowned gates, of the overhead . . . Map (db m164333) HM
41California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — El Portal Theatre
Hollywood Comes North The community of North Hollywood was still a year away from being given that official name when a jewel box of a theatre called the "El Portal" opened in October of 1926. The world was still a year away . . . Map (db m167283) HM
42California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 251 — The Warner Grand Theatre
Opened as the Warner Brothers Theatre on January 20, 1931, it was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca and interior designer Anthony B. Heinsbergen and was the first sound-equipped theater in the South Bay. Jack Warner called it "The castle of . . . Map (db m81922) HM
43California (Napa County), Napa — Oberon Saloon
Built in 1893, the Oberon was the hub of activity in downtown Napa. Patrons could buy a cigar, get a shave and a haircut for two bits, or relax with a cold beer while playing a leisurely game of pool or cards. Many a shoe was shined here. In 1932 . . . Map (db m69324) HM
44California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — HSPB-10 — Oasis Hotel
The Oasis Hotel, constructed 1923-25, contained approximately 20 units and included the Tower Building, the only three story hotel building in Palms Springs for many years. The 40 foot tower, with its pyramidal roof, provided access to the . . . Map (db m52742) HM
45California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Base HeadquartersBuilding No. 1
Headquarters has long been the heart of the installation. In the 1940s, civilian visitors and military dignitaries arrived at the Sacramento Air Depot through Gate 2, which was located at the end of the landscaped mall you see behind you. This . . . Map (db m57285) HM
46California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Tower Bridge: Gateway to the Capital
Identifying A Need By the early 1930’s, Americans were moving away from trains and ships and turning to automobiles as their mode of transporation. As a result, traffic on roadways increased dramatically. In Sacramento, M Street (now . . . Map (db m16490) HM
47California (San Bernardino County), Ontario — Central SchoolEl Morado Court Historic District — 1934 —
Central School was founded in 1887 and was Ontario’s first public school. This is the third school building on this site and was designed by Harry L. Pierce. It was built in 1934 as a WPA project. It is one of the finest examples of Art Deco . . . Map (db m161078) HM
48California (San Diego County), San Diego — Balboa ParkThe city’s haven for culture and leisure
San Diego’s Cultural Oasis Located just minutes away from downtown San Diego, Balboa Park provides an enriching experience for more than 14 million visitors from near and far each year. Referred to as “the Smithsonian of the . . . Map (db m73907) HM
49California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Mint HillA Trip Through Local History — Clyde Wahrhaftig —
In 1936 almost half of Mint Hill was removed to create a flat base for the Mint.

In 1947 Duboce Avenue east of the Sunset Tunnel was crowded with automobiles as shoppers thronged to the farmers’ market.

The area near Market and Church . . . Map (db m128827) HM
50California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Industrial AgeSan Francisco Street Car History
During the first half of the 20th century, electric streetcars reigned. Hills were soon surmounted by the cable car. The Industrial Age created the need for efficient urban transportation, which came first in the form of horse-drawn . . . Map (db m72657) HM
51California (San Mateo County), Portola Valley — 909 — Our Lady of the Wayside
Built in 1912 this country church was the first executed design of noted architect, Timothy L. Pflueger, who had just begun work for James Miller. An awareness of the Spanish California Missions inspired the style, which contrasts with the large . . . Map (db m18463) HM
52California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Hotel De Anza
Completed in 1931, as a civic improvement project during the Great Depression, the Hotel De Anza was named in honor of the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. Business and civic leaders established the San Jose Community Hotel Association which . . . Map (db m52659) HM
53California (Santa Cruz County), Santa Cruz — University Town CenterA Site History — 1856 – 1999 —
1856 Architects Row Farms and orchards surrounded the site’s original buildings. These were the 1856 home and office of architect Thomas Beck and 1861 home and office of architects John Morrow and John Williams north of Beck’s. Churches Morrow . . . Map (db m62503) HM
54California (Shasta County), Redding — Cascade Theater
Date Opened: August 9, 1935 Owner Operator: T & D Jr. Enterprises Architect: J. Lloyd Conrich / San Francisco, CA General Contractor: Sath Brothers / San Francisco, CA Date Reopened : August 14, 2002 Owner Operator: Southern Oregon . . . Map (db m70330) HM
55California (Stanislaus County), Newman — West Side Theatre
The 700 seat Art Deco Style theatre was built in 1940 by the Stephens-Hamm families. Opened August 1 featuring “The Boys from Syracuse”. Locally owned as operated as a movie theatre until 1984, when it became the cultural center of the West Side.Map (db m208397) HM
56Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — Boulder County Courthouse FountainRenovated in 1998
The fountain was erected in 1936 by the Boulder Lions Club. Its smooth terra cotta cladding and strong vertical lines complement the 1933 Art Deco Style courthouse. The courthouse and fountain were designed by local architect Glen H. Huntington. . . . Map (db m87600) HM
57Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Merchandise Mart1930 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour —
Built in 1930-31 as a multi-tenant warehouse, 1863 Wazee Street is representative of the final building period in Lower Downtown until the boom of the 1980's. Architect Montana Fallis used the modernistic style to establish this building as Denver's . . . Map (db m97348) HM
58Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Oxford Hotel and AnnexLower Downtown Walking Tour — 1891 —
The Oxford Hotel, built in 1891, is Denver's Oldest Hotel. Bankrolled by Brewer Adolph Zang and his partners Philip Feldhauser and William Mygatt, the hotel was designed by Denver's greatest 19th century architect, Frank E. Edbrooke. Through the . . . Map (db m6674) HM
59Colorado (Mesa County), Grand Junction — 5 — St. Regis Hotelc. 1892 — National Historic Register —
An early stagecoach stop, The Grand Hotel, welcomed visitors with a tin-faced, two-story building, surrounded by shade trees, wooden sidewalks, and spacious lobby. In 1904 the building was purchased from William and Allie Neff and Anna Scott by . . . Map (db m120050) HM
60Colorado (Montezuma County), Cortez — Belmont Bar110 E. Main
This building was originally constructed in 1900. The most notable occupant at this site was the Belmont Bar, a rough and raucous local drinking establishment during the 1950s and '60s. The 1930s storefront is of an "art deco” character . . . Map (db m153363) HM
61Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 18 — Bissell's – Destroyed by Two ConflagrationsRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets —
Hiram K. Scott set up the town's first variety and drug store in 1853. Scott was an influential businessman, serving as postmaster, town clerk, probate judge and a druggist for 50 years. He sold his store to Harvey Bissell in the summer of . . . Map (db m31587) HM
62District of Columbia (Washington), 16th Street Heights — 4 — Crossroads Create CommunityBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
The Grand, Neo-classical Revival style building that you see across Georgia Avenue north of Missouri opened in 1925 as the Bank of Brightwood, thanks to efforts of the Brightwood Citizens Association. Designed by Treasury Department architect . . . Map (db m72818) HM
63District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 18 — A Streetcar Named BrightwoodBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
The Large Structure across Georgia Avenue opened in 1909 as a "car barn" for the Brightwood Railway. The facility could service more than 40 streetcars at once, and often did so late at night. As a young boy in the 1950s, Thomas Reardon . . . Map (db m72831) HM
64District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 9 — Never Again Such Homes At the Price!Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
We have Harry Wardman to thank for the rich variety of Sheridan Street rowhouses. Wardman, considered Washington's most prolific developer, built hundreds of offices, apartments, hotels, and comfortable rowhouses from 1899 to 1939. When he . . . Map (db m72823) HM
65District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Acacia Life Insurance Building – 1936
On March 3, 1869, President Andrew Johnson signed the Congressional Act chartering The Masonic Mutual Relief Association that became Acacia Life Insurance Company Built as its headquarters and occupied by Acacia until 1997, the building . . . Map (db m186817) HM
66District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Home Theatre 1916-19511230 C Street NE
Designed 1916 in Moorish Revival Style Architect William S. Plager (1860-1946) Photo: circa 1926 Goode Collection Library of Congress Redesigned 1941 in Art Deco Style Architect Mihran Mesrobian . . . Map (db m134068) HM
67District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 3524 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
1920-1930: Apartments, Shops and Cars “Connecticut Avenue is the principal approach to what is undoubtedly Washington's greatest suburban buying power” — The Washington Post, December 7, 1930 Early development . . . Map (db m155387) HM
68District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — 2 — A Day at the Picture ShowA Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail —
The Two-Story Art Deco Style Building on your left was once the Strand Theater. Abe Lichtman, a Jewish businessman whose movie theaters catered to black patrons, opened the Strand in 1918. Lichtman also operated the Lincoln and Howard . . . Map (db m130777) HM
69District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 244 — At 1740 New Hampshire Ave.Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
At 1740 New Hampshire Ave. (above) stands the Dove House (1898). The private home has been converted into a 12-unit condominium, including a single unit with a loft in the former high-ceilinged ballroom. The Art Deco Carlyle Suites at . . . Map (db m128038) HM
70District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 14 — Equal Justice Under the LawMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
The roots of America's top law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, reach back to 1789. That year the first Congress created the Office of the Attorney General to prosecute lawsuits in the Supreme Court and advise the President and . . . Map (db m57214) HM
71District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 3 — G-Men and G-WomenMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is headquartered across Pennsylvania Avenue from this spot. Thanks to popular media, it may be one of the better-known government agencies. Since the 1930s Hollywood has found great stories among the . . . Map (db m57218) HM
72District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 16 — Protecting Consumers and CompetitionMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
This is the Federal Trade Commission Building, home of the agency that defends the public against unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices. One of the older independent Federal agencies, the FTC was created in . . . Map (db m59219) HM
73District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.5 — Building Out the SquareCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
The Great Depression (1929-1941) meant economic catastrophe for millions of Americans, but in Washington it meant a building boom as the Federal Government staffed up to the end the economic crisis. In 1931 alone Congress approved new . . . Map (db m61823) HM
74District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — DC Recorder of Deeds Building/WPA Era MuralsAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 515 D Street, NW —
DC’s Art Deco/Art Moderne Recorder of Deeds Building (1941) houses city land records. Many notable African Americans have served as recorders of deeds since President Garfield appointed Frederick Douglass to the post in 1881. These include Branche . . . Map (db m29657) HM
75District of Columbia (Washington), North Cleveland Park — 19 — Community Building BlocksTop of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail —
Security and style came to Tenleytown in 1900, when Engine House No. 20 opened across from Wisconsin Avenue. No longer would fire fighters have to come all the way from Georgetown to extinguish blazes in Tenleytown's wood-frame houses. Opened . . . Map (db m147297) HM
76District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Roy Lichtensteinborn New York City 1923-died New York City 1997 — Smithsonian American Art Museum —
Roy Lichtenstein began creating his Modern Head series in the late 1960s with the idea that man can be made to look like a machine and the image manufactured by an industrial source. This concept pervaded the artist's work throughout his career. In . . . Map (db m113298) HM
77Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — F-448 — Abraham Lincoln Lewis Mausoleum
Pioneer Abraham Lincoln Lewis (1865-1947) and others founded Florida’s oldest African-American insurance company, Afro-American Life in 1901, which spread throughout the South as far as Texas. In 1926, A.L. Lewis opened Lincoln Golf and Country Club . . . Map (db m58382) HM
78Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church was established in Tampa in 1871. Its first service was held in the hospital building at Fort Brooke. A wooden church was erected in 1883 on the city block bounded by Marion, Twiggs, Morgan, and Madison Streets, which . . . Map (db m26906) HM
79Florida (Miami-Dade County), Coconut Grove — F-889 — NAS Miami Pan Am Seaplane Base
Known as the “Air Gateway between the Americas”, the Pan American Seaplane Base and Terminal Building is significant in the history of modern air transportation and is an outstanding example of air terminal design. In 1929, Pan . . . Map (db m150780) HM
80Florida (Miami-Dade County), Homestead — The Seminole TheaterCity of Homestead Historic Landmark
The Seminole Theater has been designated a City of Homestead Historic Landmark This building, originally constructed in 1921, was subsequently restored in 1940 with an Art Deco facade following a devastating fire. The theatre was mainly used as . . . Map (db m73365) HM
81Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Lummus Park Historic DistrictMiami River Greenway
This land on the north side of the Miami River was developed as a residential area soon after the City Park opened in 1909. Along NW 3rd and NW 4th Streets a mixture of single-family and multi-family structures were built that were made of strong . . . Map (db m78195) HM
82Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Art Deco Tower
This seven-story octagonal tower was built in 1929 as an entrance to the Sears Roebuck and Company department store, which was designed by the architectural firm Nimmons, Carr and Wright. It was the focal point of the first Art Deco style . . . Map (db m63894) HM
83Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Barbara Baer CapitmanGreat Floridians 2000
This plaque, unveiled in February 2018, commemorates the completion of the second major rehabilitation of the Cardozo Hotel. The first Art Deco jewel, in which Mrs Capitman initiated her passionate battle to finally preserve the "Old Miami Beach" . . . Map (db m134651) HM
84Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Barbara Baer Capitman1920 - 1990
Writer Artist Preservationist Founder of the Miami Design Preservation League 1976 She led the crusade to establish the Miami Beach Art Deco District Sculpture by her mother Myrtle Bachrach Baer c. 1940Map (db m134654) HM
85Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — F-1001 — Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist
This building is home to the Miami Design Preservation League, founded by Barbara Baer Capitman in 1976. On May 14, 1979 under her leadership, the Miami Beach Architectural District (Art Deco District) became the first urban 20th century historic . . . Map (db m134707) HM
86Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Egyptian Filling Station
The Lummus Brothers of Ocean Beach Realty Co. platted an addition to the Ocean Beach Subdivision in 1913. The area was sparsely settled with small seasonal rooming houses and 2 story homes. In 1926 the NW corner of Collins Avenue and 14th street . . . Map (db m134714) HM
87Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Ocean Spray Hotel
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m193071) HM
88Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — South Beach Art Deco DistrictMiami Beach National Register Architectural District
Affectionately known as the "Art Deco" District, the Miami Beach Architectural District embodies the design continuum of the City from its early development period in the 1910s to the construction boom following World War II. This district was . . . Map (db m134709) HM
89Florida (Pinellas County), St. Petersburg — The World's First Scheduled Airline
(Front plaque)From this site The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line The World's First Scheduled Airline Began regular flights between St. Petersburg and Tampa, January 1, 1914. ⋆ This plaque and site dedicated December 4, . . . Map (db m50437) HM
90Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — Lido Beach Casino/Ralph Spencer Twitchell
Lido Beach Casino For nearly thirty years the Lido Beach Casino attracted residents and tourist for pool and gulf swimming, dining, dancing, shopping, and enjoying the beach. Activities such as swim meets, beauty pageants, and school and . . . Map (db m146244) HM
91Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 83001442 — S. H. Kress and Co. Building
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior Map (db m34573) HM
92Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Savannah Theatre
This theatre is the oldest in active use in the United States. Built by the eminent architect Jay Opened Dec. 4, 1818 with the Comedy "Soldier's Daughter" and a Farce "Raising The Wind" Within these walls have played the greatest . . . Map (db m15135) HM
93Georgia (Colquitt County), Moultrie — Friedlander's Department Store
1908 Original 1936 New Louis Friedlander came to the Colquitt County area about 1907, when he was only 16 years old. He began his Merchant career as a peddler, with a pack on his back. After a year of walking the area, he . . . Map (db m195861) HM
94Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 10 Park Place
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95Georgia (Glynn County), Brunswick — Machen Square EastCity of Brunswick
Machen Square originally called “Machen Place,” is the northernmost of the original colonial squares along Newcastle Street. For the century of the city’s existence, there was little development on either side of Machen Square. In the . . . Map (db m155733) HM
96Idaho (Ada County), Boise — Boise High School1010 W. Washington Street
In 1903, Boise High School opened to students in an elaborate, red brick Victorian building. As the city grew, more space was needed and a new building was designed by the firm of Tourtellotte and Hummel. In order to minimize disruption to students, . . . Map (db m111328) HM
97Idaho (Ada County), Boise — 1 — The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937Boise Art Museum — Did You Know? —
Since opening in 1937, this building has been the center of Boise's art community. In 1933, with financing from the federal Public Works Administration (PWA), the City of Boise broke ground for construction of the new Boise Gallery of Art. . . . Map (db m119194) HM
98Idaho (Bonneville County), Idaho Falls — Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
The Idaho Falls Temple, visible across the Snake River, was the first temple constructed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Idaho. Construction began in 1939 and was completed in 1945. The temple’s soaring tower draws the eye . . . Map (db m110540) HM
99Idaho (Nez Perce County), Lewiston — Pacific Northwest Bell Building (Historic Name)
A two-story commercial building built of concrete with massive timber framing with orange and buff brick veneer. In its classical entryway and its use of classical symmetry and balance the building is suggestive of Renaissance Revival style. . . . Map (db m121911) HM
100Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 333 North Michigan BuildingHolabird & Root, Architect — 1928 —
This outstanding Art Deco-style skyscraper helps define one of the city's finest urban spaces. Its prominence is further heightened by the jog in Michigan Avenue, where it crosses the Chicago River. The base of the building is sheathed in polished . . . Map (db m99920) HM

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