The Notman Photography and Associated Screen News Building was designed by Ross & Macdonald in 1937.
William Notman was a Scottish-born photographer who established his photography business in Montreal in December 1856 and continued to take photographs until his death in November 1891. Two of his sons continued the firm with William taking over in 1891, working through until his death in 1913 and Charles, who joined his brother in 1894, maintaining the business until he sold it to Associated Screen News in 1935.
In 1995, the building became part of the nearby Holt Renfew department store also designed by Ross & Macdonald in 1937.
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.