Posts tagged 1920s
Posts tagged 1920s
G… Green Bay
Dominick Hagerty Building, Green Bay, Wisconsin
by John Begalke
Details from a building in downtown Green Bay.
The Dominick Hagerty Building at 107-115 South Washington Street.
This building is listed as Record #37924 with the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Built by Dominick Hagerty in the 1920s, this Art Deco building perfectly complements the former Fox Theater to the south, having many identical design features. Faced with fluted cast stone pilasters, decorated capitals, along with an incised chevron and ray pattern, this building is one of several intact Art Deco buildings remaining downtown.
Former tenants included the IBA College of Cosmetology, and most recently the Daily Planet. It is now considered an endangered property, having been vacant for approximately one decade, and with several proposals to redevelop the site in recent years.
And now for something completely different, snapshots of the various Deco things in my apartment, chiefly furniture. Probably the most unique piece is the bed. I actually have a second Deco brass bed, a twin, which I will set up once I again have space for it.
Grand Central Airport, Glendale, California
Detail from the former terminal. Yes, that’s a man holding a propellor.
This building is testament to the historic role Glendale in aviation.
Grand Central Airport, Glendale, California, also known as Grand Central Air Terminal (GCAT), was an important facility for the growing Los Angeles suburb of Glendale in the 1920s. It was also a key element in the development of United States aviation. The terminal, located at 1310 Air Way, was built in 1928 and is still there. Owned since 1997 by the Walt Disney Company, it remains as one of four remaining standing structures (the other three are hangars), and sole surviving witness, to the area’s historic significance, and is in urgent need of restoration and repair.
G… Gent (Ghent)
Gent (Ghent), Belgium
There are actually quite a few wonderful buildings I could share but this one is so unusual there was no contest. If anyone could tell me more about it, that would be super.
G… Genova (Genoa)
Genova (Genoa), Italy
by Antonella Fava
What looks to be a 1920s Metro station. The combo of the color scheme and the symmetry and the terrazzo is just great.
BTW, while searching on images I found a bunch showing this amazing 1920s barber shop in Genoa. None of them are postable (restricted download), but link to one is here and a Flickr search will show you more.
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
by val 45
Deco frieze at what was originally built as the HQ of the League of Nations.
The Palais des Nations (English: Palace of Nations) in Geneva, Switzerland, was built between 1929 and 1936 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations. It has served as the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary General of the UN signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities, although Switzerland did not become a member of the UN until 2002.
Detroit Saturday Night Building, Detroit, Michigan
Photo by Michael G. Smith
True, I’ve been making an effort to post Detroit pictures but had not seen this building before. I love the window treatments on the ground level.
This is one of Detroit’s more significant—yet little-appreciated—Art Deco buildings. It was designed for Detroit Saturday Night by Smith, HInchman & Grylls Chief Designer, Wirt Rowland, and was completed in 1929. The building is located at 1959 E. Jefferson Avenue, just east of the Dequindre Cut.
Rowland used here many of the design elements of the Penobscot Building, most notably, limestone facing, beveled roof-line, “organ pipes” or convex fluting, stepped arch, and emphasis on both vertical and horizontal. The significance of the building is due in part to its extraordinary similarity to the Art Deco structures in and around Miami Beach, constructed beginning in the mid-thirties. The similarities may, in fact, be an outgrowth of the design efforts of Wirt Rowland in Detroit.
Orient Palace Hotel, Damascus, Syria
by Daz Saunders
Late 1920s hotel in Syria’s capital.
From the hotel’s web site:
The Orient Palace hotel was built in 1928 and put into use 1932.
The Orient Palace played a very integral role historically housing many significant guests including political leaders, artists, authors and men letters.
The Orient Palace was also involved in the parliament polarizing all of its activities after the stage of independence.
All conferences political meeting and social or cultural parties were held at the Orient Palace for several decades.
From Curbed Philadelphia:
“Two Historic Art Deco Schools to Close on Same Block”
“In North Central Philly, two public schools within a block of one another, both on the National Register of Historic Places, are set to close at the end of the school year: General John F. Reynolds Elementary school and Roberts Vaux High School [pictured above]. Much has been said about the negative impact of vacant schools upon the surrounding area, and the impact of two vacant schools in such a small area has the potential to be catastrophic.”
1930 Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster.
Collection of Edmund J. Stecker Family Trust. Photograph © 2013 Peter Harholdt
Breaking from the alphabet posts for a second to bring you this car (OMG!) and news of an exhibit of Art Deco cars and motorcycles coming up this June-September in Nashville, Tennessee.
June 14–September 15, 2013 | Exhibition
Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles
Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles is an exhibition of Art Deco automobiles from some of the most renowned car collections in the United States.
Inspired by the Frist Center’s historic Art Deco building, this exhibition will feature spectacular automobiles and motorcycles from the 1930s and ‘40s that exemplify the classic elegance, luxurious materials, and iconography of motion that characterizes vehicles influenced by the Art Deco style.
Fascination with automobiles transcends age, gender, and environment. While today automotive manufacturers often strive for economy and efficiency, there was a time when elegance reigned. Influenced by the Art Deco movement that began in Paris in the early 1920s and propelled to prominence with the success of the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925, automakers embraced the sleek new streamlined forms and aircraft-inspired materials, creating memorable automobiles that still thrill all who see them. The exhibition will feature 18 automobiles and two motorcycles from some of the most important collectors and collections in the United States.
- Advance tickets are not required, but may be purchased on site at the Frist Center
- First Center Members may reserve tickets by calling 615.744.3248
- Out-of-town guests will be able to reserve advance tickets beginning April 15, 2013.
- Hotel packages are available through the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.visitmusiccity.com/sensuoussteel.
- Throughout the run of Sensuous Steel, Nashville’s Lane MotorMuseum and the Frist Center will offer reciprocal admission discounts when tickets stubs are presented.
Visit the Frist Center site for more info.