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Station #8 - The S&W Building

The S&W Building
 

The S&W Building - 1920s ArchitectureDouglas Ellington's bright and joyous detailing of the facade and interior of the S&W Cafeteria struck what he called at the time "a note of gaiety" appropriate for such a well-loved destination.  Finished in 1928, this Art Deco gathering place, with its great arched windows, featured terra cotta panels topped by a parapet of tiles, green and blue.  The building, currently used for events, is broadly considered to be Ellington's most refined Art Deco project. It listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

The S&W Building - 1920s Architecture

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