This fine house, the Maison J Donat Langelier from 1931, was designed by Henri S Labelle.
J Donat Langelier was in the piano business joining with the Pratte Piano Co in 1926.
The house has a wonderful entrance. The door has a very simple, yet very stylish design. The rectangular panel in the bottom section of the door is repeated in the metal railings. The design is also echoed in the window grills beside the green columns on either side of the door.
The decorative arrangements around the entrance are topped by a frieze of a female figure playing a lyre.
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.