McPhersons, Collins Street, 1936

Repost this day 2017: #McPhersonsShowroom, #CollinsStreet (near Spencer), 1936 (two floors, next floor 1938) #StuartPCalder with Reid&Pearson; built for implement and tool makers, these huge long #showroom #windows were filled with #nutsandbolts and things like a #ballbearingbandsaw. Very stylish home for such a product. This building often said to be very European modern, like #ErichMendelsohn maybe, and i reckon it is, not your ordinary #artdeco.

Also after it was sold a few years ago it wasn’t facaded for an apartment tower, instead, restored and a Deco style food court in ground level, called #Mcphersons, which is nice. Don’t know if the oval atrium is original. 2021 update : the food court seems to have closed.

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