New Deal Architecture Monumental (1938) (Hunter College)

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This too is liberal, an example of New Deal architecture from the 1930s –big stone blocks and unadorned window panes pressed flat along the surface of the building, bold script carved onto the side of the structure, an architectural monument to public education and democratic values. I took these digital shots of the modern North Building at Hunter College at Park Avenue between E. 68th and 69th Streets, and at 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. The other day I posted a picture of the inscription by Emerson on the building wall along E.68th, which you can find if you do a word search for “Emerson.” The pictures finish the idea.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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