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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rufus Alldredge Medical Clinic (1964)

Facade detail 2, originally uploaded by regional.modernism.

In 1963 architect Charles Colbert designed this medical clinic building for Dr. Rufus Alldredge as an elevated structure consisting of two units bridged in the rear by a glass enclosed ramp. A rusty pipe grillage creates subtly changing shades and shadows on the front facade. Today the building sits next to an empty lot that once was an Exxon station at the major intersection of Louisiana Avenue and St. Charles Avenue.

[Anthony DelRosario, DOCOMOMO NOLA; photo: Stephanie Day, New Orleans Virtual Archive, Tulane School of Architecture]

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