Friday, March 26, 2010
Elliott Community Hall - Art Deco Transition
This small but striking community hall is in the farming town of Elliot, North West Tasmania. As you drive along the highway, the building stands alone and this allows for its designs features to be emphasised. Although the top flagpole mast and detailing in the upper brick section are in the Art Deco style, the windows are showing a post 1950s modernist design, as is in the main door entrance which I am guessing was added much later as a replacement for older doors. Suppose what one could term a transitional building. It was opened by the Tasmanian Premier E. Reece in 1958.
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