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Broadway Subway Station, Camden, New Jersey
from the Library of Congress

Three last photos, these from the platform.

From the LoC:

Broadway Subway Station, 30-32 & 33-37 South Broadway, Camden, Camden County, NJ

Significance: The subway station building are significant for their historic role in a regional transportation network which extended to Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore. The buildings are also the only extant above-ground, pre-1940 subway stations in New Jersey. Interior walls of both stations are covered with multi-colored Art Deco ceramic tiles.

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Elevator Door, Apex Building, Washington, DCfrom Library of Congress
Interior elevator door. 
From LoC:
Constitution Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The triangular Apex Building was completed in 1938. As Secretary of the Treasury, Mellon constructed the $125 million building.
Images show exterior and interior views of the art deco Apex Building, the Federal Trade Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C . Details include the atrium, doorways, metal grille work and stairways. The images also include sculptures by Chaim Gross, Michael Lantz, Laurent, Concetta Scaravaglione, and Carl L. Schmitz.

Elevator Door, Apex Building, Washington, DC
from Library of Congress

Interior elevator door. 

From LoC:

Constitution Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The triangular Apex Building was completed in 1938. As Secretary of the Treasury, Mellon constructed the $125 million building.

Images show exterior and interior views of the art deco Apex Building, the Federal Trade Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C . Details include the atrium, doorways, metal grille work and stairways. The images also include sculptures by Chaim Gross, Michael Lantz, Laurent, Concetta Scaravaglione, and Carl L. Schmitz.

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Elevator Door, Chrysler Building, NYC, New Yorkby lilifersays
The famously elaborate elevator doors.
lilifersays:

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The elevators in the Chrysler Building are probably one of it’s most extravagant and remarkable features. Notice the intricate wood paneling, the vivid colors, and the extreme attention to detail. Isn’t it kind of amazing that they’ve been able to preserve them so beautifully for all these years?

Elevator Door, Chrysler Building, NYC, New York
by lilifersays

The famously elaborate elevator doors.

lilifersays:

31.

The elevators in the Chrysler Building are probably one of it’s most extravagant and remarkable features. Notice the intricate wood paneling, the vivid colors, and the extreme attention to detail. Isn’t it kind of amazing that they’ve been able to preserve them so beautifully for all these years?

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