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Title: Southern College of Optometry
Keywords: Brutalist;Late 20th century;Hospital;Concrete;Strip window;Skylight;Tower;Medical District
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Abstract: The Southern College of Optometry was built in 1970 and designed by architects Walk Jones and Francis Mah. It is located at 1245 Madison Avenue. The building is made out of concrete, and the use of forced perspective is employed here. The blocks at the bottom are larger than the blocks at the top making the building appear even larger. There are large strip windows and a tower. There?s a skywalk connecting two of the buildings, and large circles cut out of some walls and bull?s eye windows. The building is Brutalist in architectural style. To learn more see Memphis: An Architectural Guide by Eugene J. Johnson.
Description: This building was photographed and uploaded to DLynx during the spring of 2017 by the Visual Resources Center.
Appears in Collections:Memphis Architecture Image Collection

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