Leeton is a purpose built town designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the early part of the Twentieth Century in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area of New South Wales.
The town features many Art Deco buildings and the district hospital is no exception. A mostly plain brick building but with a lovely entrance.
The grounds include what looks like nurses' quarters which is even plainer but again has some decoration around the entrance.
I particularly like the small balcony above the doorway.
Plaques inside the porch indicate the foundation stone for this building was laid on 9th February 1938 by H P Fitzsimons MLA, NSW Minister for Health and he then opened the building on 23 April 1941.
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 email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.