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St. Charles Municipal Building

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 21 October 2019 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The St. Charles Municipal Building was designed in 1940 by architect R. Harold Zook. Art deco was an inspiration for the Municipal Building, but the end result conformed more closely to the Moderne movement.

Favored motifs are faceted surfaces, zigzags, chevron patterns, and octagon shapes. The Municipal Building has all these elements. The St. Charles Municipal Building is truly a Modern building which promotes this striking style through its maintained high degree of architectural integrity. The distinction of being classified as Modern instead of Art-Deco lies in the fact that the Municipal Building is an example of the phase of design after 1930 in which buildings were drastically stripped of surface ornaments and windows were grouped in bands.

White Georgia Marble with a black granite base provides an exterior appearance for the Municipal Building which, in its geometric forms, shows a conscious modernity and artistic expression to compliment the machine age.

Photo captured August 10, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 125 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Impressive and original architecture and building.

21 Oct 2019 5:11am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


21 Oct 2019 6:20am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique prise de vue

21 Oct 2019 6:32am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Cet édifice présente une belle et originale architecture.
Belle composition
Bonne journée Steven

21 Oct 2019 6:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a solid statement this makes !

21 Oct 2019 7:06am

willy from Belgium

quelle belle architecture Steven

un édifice qui me plait beaucoup

have a nice day

21 Oct 2019 8:35am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

An excellent piece of architecture, beautifully captured

21 Oct 2019 8:53am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un beau bâtiment !

21 Oct 2019 9:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very beautiful sky !

21 Oct 2019 9:50am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Very special, but beautiful to see

21 Oct 2019 10:17am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Wow great composition and building.

21 Oct 2019 11:05am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent art deco style building. Very well photographed.

21 Oct 2019 11:30am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A very handsome structure. The usual spot on framing and processing, too.

21 Oct 2019 12:02pm

Rose from United States

It is an impressive building...

21 Oct 2019 12:22pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really good in wonderful colors and clear contrasts.

21 Oct 2019 12:53pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

que building et tour moderne splendide image et cadrage
Belle soirée

21 Oct 2019 2:29pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

IMpressive point of view. SUperb detail and color

21 Oct 2019 5:30pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

superb sky

21 Oct 2019 6:53pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Jolie tour moderne , belles couleurs. Magnifique point de vue.

21 Oct 2019 7:16pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent image, clean and bright...

21 Oct 2019 7:50pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

So nice.

21 Oct 2019 8:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Amazing architecture!

21 Oct 2019 8:40pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it looks like the architect was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright

21 Oct 2019 9:04pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Looks like a light house :)
Very interesting design.

21 Oct 2019 9:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a beautiful building with such an interesting design. The information is really interesting. I initially thought that it was Art-Deco. I learn so much from you about style and architecture. I love it.

21 Oct 2019 11:08pm

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Joli bâtiment avec des formes particulières.

21 Oct 2019 11:19pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful architecture shot.

22 Oct 2019 12:47am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's a beautiful building. I like this style of architecture. Thanks for the ongoing lessons in architecture. I do appreciate them.

22 Oct 2019 12:49am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nice rendition of this whte stone building

22 Oct 2019 1:32am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Yes - and the decor at the top is wonderful!

22 Oct 2019 2:02am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. What a beautiful building. Great shot. Impressive architecture and lovely details. :)

22 Oct 2019 4:28pm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

C'est imposant

22 Oct 2019 6:34pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Une architecture qui respire la robustesse, à l'image de l'équipe municipale sans doute.

23 Oct 2019 2:08am

Gary from Gwynedd, United Kingdom

It certainly looks well maintained, has a bit of a churchy look about it

23 Oct 2019 10:34am

Remus from Portugal

To some extent, it resembles a lighthouse.
It's an imposing building that clearly stands out from the rest.

23 Oct 2019 10:54am

yoshimiparis from France

nice view of a building that looks very impressive

25 Oct 2019 6:23am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This area looks pristinely clean.

27 Oct 2019 11:24pm