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S… Sioux City
Badgerow Building, Sioux City, IowaPhoto by Debra Jane Seltzer
Detail of a building absolutely covered in Native American themed Deco.
For an interesting take on early 20th century architecture incorporating Native motifs, see this page I stumbled on a while back on the blog Drawing on Indians. It discusses Detroit’s Penobscot Building and then moves on to themes applicable to other buildings, like the one above.

S… Sioux City

Badgerow Building, Sioux City, Iowa
Photo by Debra Jane Seltzer

Detail of a building absolutely covered in Native American themed Deco.

For an interesting take on early 20th century architecture incorporating Native motifs, see this page I stumbled on a while back on the blog Drawing on Indians. It discusses Detroit’s Penobscot Building and then moves on to themes applicable to other buildings, like the one above.

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S… Spain
Casa Judía de Valencia, Valencia, SpainPhoto by Beatriz Servent
One of the more unusual Deco structures I’ve ever come across.
Check it out on Google Street View.
Bad translation of explanation on Flickr:

Located at 20 Street Castellón, this is a property built on 1930 by Swedish architect, born in 1895, Guardiola Juan Martinez, who is known for his “House Xinesa” of Barcelona. Attached to the art-deco movement, is inspired by a historicist movement in its neo-Egyptian language. 
This building is called The Jewish Home for the Star of David that shows on the lintel of the door. 
Behind the Bullring.

S… Spain

Casa Judía de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Photo by Beatriz Servent

One of the more unusual Deco structures I’ve ever come across.

Check it out on Google Street View.

Bad translation of explanation on Flickr:

Located at 20 Street Castellón, this is a property built on 1930 by Swedish architect, born in 1895, Guardiola Juan Martinez, who is known for his “House Xinesa” of Barcelona. Attached to the art-deco movement, is inspired by a historicist movement in its neo-Egyptian language. 

This building is called The Jewish Home for the Star of David that shows on the lintel of the door. 

Behind the Bullring.

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