Cyclone House, Hardware Lane, 1930, one of Melbs first Deco.

Original post 4 October 2019

This unassuming little building in #HardwareLane is actually one of the first examples of #ArtDeco in Melbs, dating from sept 1930, about 6 months after Harry Norris’s Bourke St Coles, which was the first. #CycloneHouse was built as the showroom for the #cyclonewirefence company, and was designed by #ArthurPurnell, who had worked in China in the 1900s, then came back to Melbs and produced a number of innovative or at least totally up to date things like this throughout his career, which lasted into the 1950s.

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