Telegraph Hill in San Francisco is home to this magnificent apartment block.
Malloch Apartments were designed by Irvine Goldstine and built in 1936-37. They are Streamline Moderne in style with views over the bay but the silver decorative figures by Alfred du Pont on the exterior walls set this building apart.
At one end there is a Spanish explorer peering through a telescope towards the other end of the building where a male figure holding a globe stands over the Bay Bridge
The apartments were used during the filming of the 1947 Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall movie Dark Passage.
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.