Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Devon House, Perth

Devon House, PerthThis wonderful signage belongs to a great little Art Deco building in Hay Street, Perth.

Devon House dating from 1938 was designed by William T Leighton who is perhaps better known for his cinema designs.

It is a shame that the boxy contemporary signage distracts so much from the architecture of the building.

Devon House, Perth

I like the way Leighton has designed the near corner of the building using a series of squat rounded columns.

The roofline features a simple trident shape with two stylised decorative panels directly above the highest pair of windows.

Devon House, Perth