Christchurch Greyfriars

London, England, UK Bombed 1940 The Disappointed Tourist: Christchurch Greyfriars, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 24 x 18″ (61 x 46 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard. Christchurch Greyfriars, also known as Christchurch Newgate Street, located in London opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral, was a church built to the design of Sir Christopher Wren to […]

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace

Los Angeles, California, USA Closed 1981 Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace was converted from a bowling alley into a roller rink in 1979, becoming a brief sensation for its live bands and celebrity guest list. An episode of Charlies Angels (Angels on Skates) was filmed there in 1979. It closed in 1981 and today the building […]

Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow, Scotland, UK Burned 2019 The Glasgow School of Art’s Building (affectionately known as “The Mack”), was designed by Charles Rennie Mackinstosh and was completed in 1909 for what was then knowns as the Glasgow Government School of Design. In 2014, the building was severely damaged by fire and work on its restoration was almost […]

Madison Square Garden II

New York, New York, USA Demolished 1926 The second Madison Square Garden was a Manhattan indoor arena that replaced the first Madison Square Garden. It was designed by noted architect Stanford White, who was murdered there in 1906 by millionaire Harry Thaw over his affair with Thaw’s wife, the actress Evelyn Nesbit. Although the Garden hosted […]

Margate Pier

Margate, Kent, England, UK

Destroyed by Storm 1978

Masonic Temple Building

Chicago, Illinois, USA Demolished 1939  The Masonic Temple Building was an early Chicago skyscraper designed by the firm of Burnham and Root, completed in 1892. With 21 stories, it was the tallest building in the city until the 1920s. It was the home office of the Knights Templars and Masons Life Indemnity Company and some of […]

Michelsberg Synagogue

Wiesbaden, German Arson 1938 This synagogue was built by the architect Philipp Hoffman for the progressive Reform Jewish congregation of Wiesbaden, opening in 1869. It was burned down in 1939 as part of the Nazi Kristallnacht attack on Jewish communities throughout Germany. A memorial was erected on the site in 2011 that shows the outline […]