Saturday, August 21, 2010

Motor Works, South Yarra

Motor Works, South YarraThis interesting building in South Yarra dates from the early decades of the 20th Century.

The main part of the garage dates from 1912 but the facade at the rear was probably redesigned in the 1920s giving us the bold lettering spelling out "MOTOR WORKS" above the large entrances at either end of the building and the series of seven panels with concentric circular patterns between.

It is a very bold facade in a somewhat residential street and in recent years has found a useas a Creative Arts Centre for Melbourne Grammar School.

Motor Works, South Yarra

South Yarra Walk Booklet, Art Deco and Modernism Society, 2003