Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gilbert Place Apartments, Adelaide

Apartments, Gilbert Pl, Adelaide

These apartments are the latest use of these buildins at 31 & 33 Gilbert Place, Adelaide.

Apartments, Gilbert Pl, AdelaideThere were already buildings here when The Royal Exchange Assurance Company set up their chambers here in 1924. Then in 1936 the architectural firm of Philip Claridge were commissioned to refurbish the premises with the most visible change being the facade that we still see today.

I especially like the decoration above the entrance which painted silver works well against the dark colouring of the rest of the building.

Notes, Inaugural Walking Tour of Art Deco and Modern architectural highlights of the Adelaide CBD, Sat 26 Apr 2008, Adelaide Chapter, Art Deco and Modernism Society

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