Sunday, July 17, 2011

Devonport CBD Art Deco Streamline Commercial Building

This striking Art Deco Streamline building is located in the township of Devonport, population of around 20,000. Considering when it was built Devonport's population would have been smaller, the building must have been a massive structure in its day.

I love the geometric shapes of the uniform windows, and the central vertical columns work to great visual effect with the building erected on a street corner. The original series of portholes at the top of the building is another wonderful design feature. This commercial office building is a Devonport Art Deco landmark, similar in scale and dominance as the wonderful Holyman House in Launceston. To view a photo of Holyman House, one of Tasmania's iconic Art Deco landmarks, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Great building Thomas. I do like the way the fins lead the eye up to the portholes.


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