The McDougall and Cowans Building (1929) sits on this narrow siter at the corner of Notre Dame and Saint Francois-Xavier Streets in Montreal. Architect, J Cecil McDougall designed the building squeezing seven storeys into its compact bulk.
The doorway on the Notre Dame facade is marked by two simple swirls in the concrete but has a much more elaborate Art Deco panel and light directly above the door.
At roof level, there are three large panels bearing reliefs by Henri Hébert.
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.