Posts tagged 1930s
Posts tagged 1930s
New Theater, Budapest, Hungary
by Andrew Stevenson
There are many mind-blowingly awesome examples of super creative, striking Deco (enough adjectives yet?) in Budapest but this was my fav among what I found. Meanwhile, a set of architecture photos of Budapest by this photographer is here.
Kress Building, Greensboro, North Carolina
by Earl Letherberry
Another great old Kress store, facade intact.
The Kress Store in Greensboro was built in 1930 and Kress closed the store in 1973. The structure has details, including coats-of-arms, metal work, and inlaid artistic embellishments. The colorful Art Deco style building was restored in 2000. In 2010, the structure was known for its fourth floor, roof top, special events rental facility. Other space is for office and other commercial purposes.
Side view, same photographer:
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.
G… Grand Rapids
Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, Michigan
by Brandon Bartoczek
While no longer what it once was, at least this bit has been preserved.
A preserved section of the Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium. It was incorporated into the Devos Place convention center.
G… Göteborg (Gothenburg)
Gothenburg City Theatre, Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
by Hans Nerstu
Example of (so I’ve heard) hard-to-find Swedish Deco.
Opened: 1934. Architect: Carl Bergsten (1879-1935). Built in a style of architecture that´s called Nordic Classicism with features of Art Deco. In Sweden this style of architecture and art design is called Swedish Grace.
Götaplatsen, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Beresford Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
by Doug Stallan
This hotel couldn’t be more striking or photogenic. Go out and look for more images and really it’s hard to choose.
Smith’s Opera House, Geneva, New York
by Bill Badzo
Discovered this while looking for something in Geneva, Switzerland.
The interior was redone in the 30s, while the outside (shown below) is older:
Smith’s Opera House, also known as the Geneva Theater, is a historic theater building located at Geneva in Ontario County, New York. It was constructed in 1894 and is a three and a half story, detached brick and stone building. It was built by one of Geneva’s most respected citizens, William Smith. It was renovated in 1931 as a movie theater by architect Victor Rigaumount in a unique combination of Art Deco and Baroque motifs. The Geneva Theatre was renamed Smith Opera House in 1983.
NRHP Reference#: 02001454
82 Seneca St.,Geneva, New York
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.
U.S. Post Office, Gary, Indiana
by David Tribby
I try not to post too many urban decay pics here (and there’s a lot of out there) but this photographer has some great documentary type shots. Also if you search for pics of Art Deco Gary, this sort of thing is actually well-preserved as far as things go.
U.S. Post Office
architect: Howard Cheney
style: Art Deco
Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Gainesville, Georgia
by Bruce S
I could have gone with an Atlanta pic for this, because I have a ton of my own, but no, a double-G here.
This limestone art deco beauty was once the home of the Gainesville, GA, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Today, it is an office building.