Sunday, April 20, 2014

REO Carpark, Auckland

REO Carpark, Auckland

I discovered this building through the wonderful Timespanner blog. So having arrived in Auckland this afternoon I took the opportunity to wander down Federal Street to have a look for myself.

REO Carpark, Auckland

It was constructed in 1937 as a garage and showroom for A B Donald Ltd who were agents for the REO Motor Company.

REO Carpark, Auckland

Designed by architect J O Owen, it was completed in May 1938.

REO Carpark, Auckland

References:
Timespanner: The REO building's 75 years. 2012. [online] Timespanner.blogspot.co.nz. Available at: http://timespanner.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/reo-buildings-75-years.html [Accessed 20 Apr 2014]

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Regent Theatre, Pahiatua

Regent Theatre, Pahiatua

You've gotta love the signage on the Regent in Pahiatua - Upstairs Cinema - Downstairs Theatre. Opened on 23rd February 1940 it is now a registered charity with a part-time manager and staffed by volunteers.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ballustrade, Montreal

Ballustrade, Montreal

This simple Art Deco ballustrade is in the foyer of Peterson Hall at McGill University in Montreal.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A House in Wagga Wagga

A House in Wagga Wagga

I spotted this house on the hill overlooking Robertson Oval in Wagga. The Saints were getting done like a dinner so I was tempted to leave early and have a closer look. In the end I stayed until the final siren and then went exploring.

A House in Wagga Wagga

Friday, April 4, 2014

Memorial School of Arts, Culcairn

Memorial School of Arts, Culcairn

The Sydney Morning Herald of Friday 22 Aug 1924 carried a brief report on the formal opening of the school of arts and memorial building the previous day in the small country NSW town of Culcairn.

Memorial School of Arts, Culcairn

The Soldiers' Memorial Hall bears the 1924 date above a trio of leadlight windows, an Australian WWI soldier portrayed on the centre panel.

Memorial School of Arts, Culcairn

While the portico on the corner, which I presume was added after WWII, carries the dates of that global conflict.

Memorial School of Arts, Culcairn

Reference:
1924 'MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF ARTS.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 22 August, p. 10, viewed 4 April, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16172717

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Street Furniture, Silver Spring

The city of Silver Spring, Maryland have certainly embraced their 1930s heritage with this Deco-style street furniture.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Beauty Supply Store, Silver Spring

Beauty Supply Store, Silver Spring

Nice decoration on the side door of this Beauty Supply Store in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Beauty Supply Store, Silver Spring