The former Sands & McDougall Building in King William Street, Adelaide is a small building with a narrow facade.
In 1933 that narrow facade was redeigned by architectural firm Philip Claridge in association by L Gregory Butler and Norman G Fisher producing a multitude of Art Deco features.
There is decorative metalwork above the top floor windows and bands of chevrons below the windows and across the top of the building. The very top of the facade has stylised floral forms on the edges of the parapet and in the stonework capping of the columns either side of the windows.
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.