I found this small factory while out walking in South Melbourne yesterday. It looked a bit sad and vacant and I almost walked right on past until I noticed the rounded concrete porch above the door which continues as ledge above the frosted and guarded windows on the front of the building.
A closer inspection reveals that there are small dark bricks below the ledge at street level and cream bricks above the ledge stretching up to the roofline.
The side and rear of the building has been completed in cream brick with the roofline at the back has simple asymetrical stepping.
The bright yellow tiles around the entrance may even be original.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.