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Church Building

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Building in 2008
Location Poughkeepsie, NY
Coordinates 41°42′14″N73°55′44″W / 41.70389°N 73.92889°W / 41.70389; -73.92889 Coordinates: 41°42′14″N73°55′44″W / 41.70389°N 73.92889°W / 41.70389; -73.92889
Built 1932 [1]
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP reference # 82005071
Added to NRHP 1982

The Church Building is located at the corner of Main and Market Streets in downtown Poughkeepsie, New York, United States, just across Market Street from the Dutchess County Court House, and north of the Bardavon Theater. It is a complex of stores and other commercial space, so named because it is owned by the Reformed Dutch Church of Poughkeepsie, which has owned the land since 1717 and benefits from the rental income. [1] It was the western anchor of Main Mall, the city's former pedestrian mall.

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Dutchess County Court House

The Dutchess County Courthouse is located at 10 Market Street in downtown Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Built in 1903, it is the third county courthouse to stand on that site.

It is considered the best example of Art Deco architecture in the city, where most commercial buildings predate the style's popularity in the 1930s. The two-story building has tilework designs suggesting Native American aesthetics. Other ornamental touches associated with Art Deco include, floral and patterned metalwork along the shop cornices, and polished green and black marble inside. There are also ribbed pilasters between the windows and a multicolored chevron pattern above and below the roof parapets. [1]

Art Deco Influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s

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The interior is intact, although some of the offices and shops have been modernized. One of the former does remain in its original condition. [1] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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See also

National Register of Historic Places listings in Poughkeepsie, New York Wikimedia list article

List of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Poughkeepsie, New York

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