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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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Hotel Waterloo, Wellington

The 1937 Hotel Waterloo was designed by the Wellington firm of Atkins and Mitchell and was constructed for New Zealand Breweries company who wanted a luxurious, modern look. The location at 28 Waterloo Quay was close to the Wellington train station and to the ferry terminal, a strategic placing for travellers who would appreciate its … Continue reading “Hotel Waterloo, Wellington”

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”

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