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This building was originally a theater.
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New Curzon Cinema, Turnpike Lane (1938) F.E. Bromige.
Originally constructed in 1910, the Haringey cinema was given an Art Deco makeover in 1938. It continued as a cinema until 1989. Since that time time it has been a Quasar center (pictured), a church, a cinema again and is currently a church for the second time. 
Image from harringayonline.com

This building was originally a theater.

modernism-in-metroland:

New Curzon Cinema, Turnpike Lane (1938) F.E. Bromige.

Originally constructed in 1910, the Haringey cinema was given an Art Deco makeover in 1938. It continued as a cinema until 1989. Since that time time it has been a Quasar center (pictured), a church, a cinema again and is currently a church for the second time. 

Image from harringayonline.com

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Entrance, Hornsey Town Hall, London, Englandby curry15
First in a whole series of photos by different photographers of this outstanding Deco building in London. It’s in bad shape, especially inside, but I believe a restoration effort is underway.
Background from the photographer:

It was the ornamental metalwork entrance gates that I wanted to see and they are beautiful. The window above the doorway also has the same design. I was hoping for a peep inside but there’s building work in progress.
In 1929 a competition for best design was publicised. The results of the competition were advertised in 1933 and there had been no less than 218 competitors.
The first prize went to Reginald Uren whose design was a noticeable departure from the conservative tradition of English municipal buildings. The appearance of the exterior with its plain surfaces of specially chosen small bricks, with its dominating tower and elongated windows with pronounced keystones, pays direct homage to one of the most influential of recent continental buildings, the Town Hall at Hilversum, of 1928-30 by W.M. Dudok. At Hornsey the austerity of this brick tradition is leavened by the carved stone lintel by the sculptor A.J. Ayers and by ornamental metalwork.
When the former area of the Municipal Borough of Hornsey became part of the London Borough of Haringey most of the administrative functions were re-located at Wood Green. As a result the building has fallen into disrepair, although steps are being taken to find a new use for the building.

Entrance, Hornsey Town Hall, London, England
by curry15

First in a whole series of photos by different photographers of this outstanding Deco building in London. It’s in bad shape, especially inside, but I believe a restoration effort is underway.

Background from the photographer:

It was the ornamental metalwork entrance gates that I wanted to see and they are beautiful. The window above the doorway also has the same design. I was hoping for a peep inside but there’s building work in progress.

In 1929 a competition for best design was publicised. The results of the competition were advertised in 1933 and there had been no less than 218 competitors.

The first prize went to Reginald Uren whose design was a noticeable departure from the conservative tradition of English municipal buildings. The appearance of the exterior with its plain surfaces of specially chosen small bricks, with its dominating tower and elongated windows with pronounced keystones, pays direct homage to one of the most influential of recent continental buildings, the Town Hall at Hilversum, of 1928-30 by W.M. Dudok. At Hornsey the austerity of this brick tradition is leavened by the carved stone lintel by the sculptor A.J. Ayers and by ornamental metalwork.

When the former area of the Municipal Borough of Hornsey became part of the London Borough of Haringey most of the administrative functions were re-located at Wood Green. As a result the building has fallen into disrepair, although steps are being taken to find a new use for the building.

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