Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hahn Automotive Services

Hahn Automotive Services at 117-117A Cleveland Street in Darlington is a rare example of an interwar Art Deco style service station that dates from the key period for the development of service stations in NSW from 1925 to 1939. The existing building was built on the site in 1939 as a motor garage and has continued as such to this day.

Hahn Automotive Services

Source Sydney Heritage Listings




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Monday, January 4, 2010

CBC Bank

CBC Bank
The building at 686 Botany Road (Cnr Gardiners Road) in Mascot was originally a Commercial Banking Company of Sydney branch.

It is another example of a 1930s interwar period Art Deco suburban bank building. It is listed in the 1934 book "A Century of Banking - the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited, 1834-1934". The CBC merged with the National Bank in 1981 to form the National Australia Bank.

The building was sold in 1988 for $676000.00. It is now home to "Simplicity Funerals".

Facade detail

Facade detail

Sources

- Botany Bay Heritage Listing

- Sydney Morning Herald

- CBC Bank Archives




More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Commonwealth Bank Gladesville

Commonwealth Bank Gladesville
The Commonwealth Bank Gladesville was located at 219 Victoria Road in Gladesville. The original Government Savings Bank building was built by Alexander Simpson and Sons under the architectural supervision of Messrs Ross and Rowe in 1920. The GSB merged with the Commonwealth Bank in 1931 and operated from the existing GSB building.

In 1937 extensive alterations were carried out by Hogden Bros which included a new facade.

The bank sold the building in 1989 but continues to operate from the site. An awning was added in the early 1990s to accommodate additional services which severely compromised the look of the Art Deco facade.

Facade detail

Facade detail

The new facade of 1937

The new facade of 1937

The 1992 awning addition

The 1992 awning addition

Source - Commonwealth Bank Archives Department




More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.