Friday, February 19, 2010

Canning & Loudoun, Napier

Canning & Loudoun, NapierThis weekend sees the annual Art Deco celebration in Napier. Napier is a fabulous Art Deco city on the North Island of New Zealand rebuilt in the prevailing architectural style of the period after the devastating 1931 earthquake.

A example of the simple deco structures all over the Napier CBD is the Canning & Loudoun building. Although the facade of the garage in Tennyson St reads 'ESTD 1924', the building dates from after the earthquake.

According to the Art Deco Inventory, originally compiled for the Art Deco Trust in 1991 with the 2nd Edition (after several revisions) now available on the Napier City Council website, this garage was constructed in 1936 and designed by architect EA Williams.

Canning & Loudoun, NapierDetails from the inventory indicates that the building was originally Salmon Motors and was sold to Canning, Loudoun & Derry for £500.

Everyone who loves Art Deco should get to Napier for the Art Deco Weekend at least once in their life. The website lists the dates for the Weekend up to 2014 so there's no excuse to at least get it on to your wishlist.

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