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Massachusetts Mid-Century Modern Roofs & Canopies

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Plantation Inn building
Chicopee, MA
The Plantation Inn was designed by Morris Lapidus and built in 1958. It was known as either the Chicopee Motor Inn or the Chicopee Hotel. It later became the Schine Inn, the Treadway Inn, and the Quality Inn. In 1993, it was renamed the Plantation Inn. The round building with the folded plate roof shown above was not used for many years. The wood ceiling, light fixtures, and even the carpeting and drapes are all original. It was originally used for conferences, weddings, and banquets. In 2013, the property will be sold at auction. I don't know if these buildings will be demolished or what will become of the giant statue. For more about him, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

North Shore Music Theatre
Beverly, MA
The North Shore Music Theatre opened in 1955. The building was designed by Ralph LeBlanc. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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