City Paper is not for tourists
Anthony F. Musolino, who designed the Bob Peck Chevrolet building (above, by Darrow Montgomery) as well as some lovely hotels and a spate of area high schools, died last week.
The Bob Peck building got torn down, to be replaced by this thing, which at least pays tribute to the dealership’s iconic shape.
Some other Musolino buildings:
Langley High School, Great Falls
Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax
The Golden Triangle Hotel in Norfolk, Va. (Now a Radisson)
I’m still looking for pictures of Fairfax High School (the 1972 building), the Strawberry Banks Inn in Hampton, Va., something called the Prosperity Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Leesburg Vo-Tech Center. If you have any, e-mail me and I’ll add them to the gallery.
UPDATE 1615: Dave “Institutional Memory” McKenna IMs me to say that Fort Hunt High School, also designed by Anthony Musolino, was burned down in 1978 by three young men, one of whom was named Matthew Musolino. Weird, eh?