Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Shops, Marina

Shop, Marina

Chestnut St in Marina is awash with small commercial buildings in various Art Deco styles. This is one building with four shopfronts.

Shop (detail), Marina


  1. This is really beautiful. Mind you, if I had to date the architecture from the shop front lace work alone, I might have some difficulty.

  2. I know what you mean Helen. I was following the Marina Walk in Michael Crowe's 'Deco by the Bay' from 1995 and I didn't have the full text so it was difficult sometimes to determine exactly which building was the one marked and in anycase many were not identified by name just a commercial building. Many of the shops in Chestnut St were built in the early to mid 1930s.