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A… Albany
Home Savings Bank, Albany, New YorkPhoto by Alain Quevillon
As promised, starting an A-Z of Art Deco places. Certainly only touching down in a few spots per letter, it’s not intended to be comprehensive. But to start, here’s one in the capital of New York State.
From Flickr:

The Home Savings Bank Building is an office building located in downtown Albany, New York at 11 North Pearl Street (NY 32). At 19 stories and 276 feet (84 m) tall, it is the tenth tallest building in the city. When it was completed in 1927, the Home Savings Bank Building was the tallest structure in Albany.
The building features unusual stylized Art Deco images of Native Americans and colonial settlers near its roof and ground floor street entrance.

A… Albany

Home Savings Bank, Albany, New York
Photo by Alain Quevillon

As promised, starting an A-Z of Art Deco places. Certainly only touching down in a few spots per letter, it’s not intended to be comprehensive. But to start, here’s one in the capital of New York State.

From Flickr:

The Home Savings Bank Building is an office building located in downtown Albany, New York at 11 North Pearl Street (NY 32). At 19 stories and 276 feet (84 m) tall, it is the tenth tallest building in the city. When it was completed in 1927, the Home Savings Bank Building was the tallest structure in Albany.

The building features unusual stylized Art Deco images of Native Americans and colonial settlers near its roof and ground floor street entrance.

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Exterior Detail, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New Yorkfrom Library of Congress
And one last pic: Transom over the main entrance. Seems to represent justice, agriculture, medicine and industry.
From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 
Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.
Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

Exterior Detail, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York
from Library of Congress

And one last pic: Transom over the main entrance. Seems to represent justice, agriculture, medicine and industry.

From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

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Staircase, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New Yorkfrom Library of Congress
Fabulous staircase.
From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 
Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.
Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

Staircase, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York
from Library of Congress

Fabulous staircase.

From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

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Interior Detail, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New Yorkfrom Library of Congress
A beaver. From an interior staircase. 
From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 
Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.
Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

Interior Detail, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York
from Library of Congress

A beaver. From an interior staircase. 

From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

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Lobby, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New Yorkfrom Library of Congress
It looks like there are maps painted on the ceiling. I see Antartica, for example, and here is the United States and South America.
From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 
Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.
Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

Lobby, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York
from Library of Congress

It looks like there are maps painted on the ceiling. I see Antartica, for example, and here is the United States and South America.

From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

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Post Office Lobby, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New Yorkfrom Library of Congress
This looks to be a set of three old teller windows.
From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 
Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.
Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

Post Office Lobby, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York
from Library of Congress

This looks to be a set of three old teller windows.

From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

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Interior Detail, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New Yorkfrom Library of Congress
This Deco eagle reminds me of the ones at Stazione Central in Milan, Italy.
From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 
Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.
Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

Interior Detail, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York
from Library of Congress

This Deco eagle reminds me of the ones at Stazione Central in Milan, Italy.

From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

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Interior Detail, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New Yorkfrom Library of Congress
Another example of fancy grillework.
From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 
Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.
Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

Interior Detail, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York
from Library of Congress

Another example of fancy grillework.

From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

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Courtroom, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New Yorkfrom Library of Congress
Another look at a courtroom.
From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 
Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.
Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

Courtroom, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York
from Library of Congress

Another look at a courtroom.

From LoC:

James T. Foley U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Albany, New York 

Built in 1931-1932. Art Deco style. Five-story building with 8’ high sculptured marble frieze continuously wraps around the primary elevations.

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.

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