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The pages and blog posts of Global Art Deco will take you to buildings in cities around the world where the many variations of the styles of the 1920s to 1940s were used. Just select a city from the ‘Art Deco Cities’ menu and choose where you wish to go.

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Halford House, Leicester

Originally constructed as headquarters on Charles Street for the Leicester Temperance Building Society, 1955-59, it was later taken over by the Alliance & Leicester Building Society. Now known as Halford House, it is in part occupied by Pick Everard Keay and Gimson, the architects who first conceived it. The building is a fascinating fusion of … Continue reading “Halford House, Leicester”

Condes Cinema, Lisbon

While the Condes Cinema opened in 1951 buildings at this location of Praça dos Restauradores at Rua Condes already had a long history as theatres. First opening as the Teatro da Rua dos Condes in 1738, the theatre began its life as an opera house. It was constructed on land on land owned by the … Continue reading “Condes Cinema, Lisbon”

Calle Xativa 21, Valencia

This 1930s apartment and commercial use building is located in the elegant Sant Francesc area of central Valencia on Calle Xativa, across from the Valencia North train station. It folds around a corner lot and has upper divisions, though these are not fully stepped in. There are some excellent Art Deco carved relief panels on … Continue reading “Calle Xativa 21, Valencia”

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