In #HopeStreet #Brunswick, there’s this ! A #retorthouse, built for the #BrunswickGasWorks in 1891. This was the building in which the coke (a type of coal) was heated to produce the gas that went on to fire up steer lights, and maybe stoves too. One of only 2 left in Victoria, the other a much … Continue reading Brunswick Gas Works, 1891
Great 1880s #parapet/s, those deep holes defining the #scrolls are a signature of #NormanHitchcock, who would normally make the whole thing far more elaborate, so might be him, might not. #SydneyRoadBrunswick.
The excellent #CraigAndSeeley factory offices in #Brunswick, built in 1963, designed by #TheodoreBerman, one of the mostly Jewish postwar #EmigreArchitects (or @othermoderns). Love it, all that colours! Intense green, patterned, and bright red, over black and white (incl white mosaic tiles on the columns). C&S made Chef brand stoves, taking over from Lux, who occupied … Continue reading Chef factory offices 1963, Theodore Berman has fun with Modernism.
#BrunswickFireStation, 1937, designed by #SeabrookandFildes, who did a few around town but this is the best. They got famous for introducing a bricky brand of European Modernism in 1934 with #NormanSeabrook’s design for #MacrobertsonGirlsHigh. This is bit more #ArtDeco by comparison, but very stripped back and rectangular. Thanks as usual to Grant for the drive … Continue reading Fire Station Modern