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Examples of Pre-War Architecture
See examples of the pre-war architectural style and famous pre-war landmarks.
Plaza Hotel: Examples of Pre-War Architecture
Pre-war architecture refers to houses and buildings built between 1890
and 1940 -- before World War II -- when many people were moving from
small, rural towns to big, sprawling cities. It was then that the
housing industry became less about utility and more about appearance
and trendiness. The luxurious, French renaissance-style Plaza Hotel in
New York City, located at the south end of Central Park, was built in
1907. The Plaza became a landmark in 1988; it is the only New York City
hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark.
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