James Betelle, Where Are You?

The Search for a Lost Architect

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Newark knows how—so does Architect Betelle. — Tom Fleming, A Real History of Newark and Notable Newarkers, 1917

Before and McAfter

June 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Architecture, Diary

Guilbert & Betelle designed a number of banks for Newark in the early 1920s. They are frustratingly difficult to track down, because few reveal their addresses, or are probably drastically altered in appearance. Well this one, the United States Savings Bank on Broad Street, still exists. I’ve unknowingly walked past it dozens of times, because […]

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