Niagara Mohawk Building, Syracuse, New York
Photo by the National Register of Historic Places
Those of you familiar with this blog’s Facebook page know that an image from this building is the header — permanently — of the page. I love it so much I think if I ever am in Syracuse and reach it, I might kiss it.
From the NRHP’s Flickr post:
The Niagara Hudson Building
Other name: Niagara Mohawk Building
Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY
The Niagara Hudson Building in Syracuse is an outstanding example of Art Deco architecture and a symbol of the Age of Electricity. Completed in 1932, the building became the headquarters for the nation’s largest electric utility company and expressed the technology of electricity through its modernistic design, material, and extraordinary program of exterior lighting. The design elements applied by architects Melvin L. King and Bley & Lyman transformed a corporate office tower into a widely admired beacon of light and belief in the future. With its central tower and figurative winged sculpture personifying electric lighting, the powerfully sculpted and decorated building offered a symbol of optimism and progress in the context of the Great Depression.
Kings Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Historic Photo via State Library of New South Wales
1930s movie theater.
Kings Theatre at Marrickville, Sydney. Night shot showing illuminated exterior, 1937 / photographer Sam Hood
Photo by William Boulay
Not Deco, but 1920s Modernism and eminently shareable, I think. Architect: Hans Scharoun.
Weissenhof Estage (estate of working class housing which was built in Stuttgart in 1927. It was an international showcase of what later became known as the International style of modern architecture.)
More about Weissenhof Estate here.
Detail, Post Office, Strasbourg, France
Photo by Bob Gorman
When I saw this come up, I was reminded immediately of this similar bas relief sculpture (“Sound”) at Rockefeller Center:
Revolution Bar, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Photo by Daniel Nixon
Spare but it works.
GarGAlong with the BT Building and Fat Cat Bar this wonderful art deco building provides some much needed aesthetic pleasure in the otherwise horrible Trinity St area.
Another photo, different photographer (Gary Sheldon):
The entrance to what was once The Grand theatre on the corner of Trinity Street and Foundry Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The Grand was originally built in 1898 was converted to a cinema in 1932 and shortly afterwards burned down. It was rebuilt and opened as the Odeon in 1937 and traded until closing in 1975. It has latterly been converted to a public bar, at present called Revolution.
Colonial Theatre, Stockton, California
Photos by Anomalous_A
Wide shot and exterior lobby close-up.
Plaza Theatre, Stockport, England
Photo by Peter Ashton
Restored Deco theater in Stockport, near Manchester.
Detail, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Photo by wolverine_9_5
Art Deco eagle on the exterior.
At first I was mystified why I could not find this on Google Maps streetview. All I saw was an archer statue where I could have swarn this statue was. Once I got a look at a photo gallery of the area I came to realize this was the base for that archer statue. When I took this picture I saw no trace of the archer, not even his feet. I wasn’t able to find the name of this work, but it was done by Carl Milles.
S… St. Paul
St. Paul, Minnesota
Photo by Dan
Gorgeous little Deco building.
Originally the Women’s Club, this was restored by Wold Architects and Engineers for their headquarters.
Fox Theatre, Spokane, Washington
Photo by Patrick Jordan
Interior detail from the 1931 theater, saved from destruction, restored and reopened in 2007.