Friday, October 24, 2008

Former Shop, Port Melbourne

former Shop, Port MelbourneI've written previously about a former shop in Port Melbourne that was built in deco style and here is another one, also in Port Melbourne.

The use of bricks is interesting. The back of the shop and attached residence are in a dark red brick, while the front of the shop has been constructed using cream bricks with dark brown used for the bottom portion of the wall and for decoration.

The verandah looks new but above that there is very simple deco detailling. Speedlines or speed whiskers (as I learnt at Dr Matthew Martin's presentation, Streamliners, at the NGV Art Deco Symposium in June) decorate the edge of the parapet while a stepped vertical element is centered on the curved corner.

Detail, former Shop, Port Melbourne

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