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Sunday, September 11, 2011
ARCHITECTURAL CRUSH OF THE WEEK: 1640 N. FEDERAL HWY
I have been enamored with this building ever since I first laid eyes on it 9 years ago. It is the Goodwill Super Store, with Vintage Boutique, at 1640 N. Federal Highway. On a clear sunny day it stands out even more.
From the turquoise, yellow, and white palette, to the curve of the structure, to the way it's set back on the street,
and the modern concrete block and glass combination, I come here not just to shop for bargains but to
admire a fine example of 1960 Florida architecture.
From the reverse angle, the boomerang roof profile is really evident.
Decorative concrete block partially protects the glass windows.