Art Deco Separted At Birth #18-Towers

I’ve puzzled why the Waldorf Towers in Miami Beach has just one tower. But this makes it ideal for this separated at birth, with the old fire station in West Sacramento, Califrornia. The fire station also has just one tower, … Read More

Art Deco Separated At Birth #17-A Terracotta Trio

In the 1920s, you could order an entire house from a Sears catalog. No Art Deco homes unfortunately. But suppliers of terracotta produced books of ornaments and trim, including Art Deco, that architects could order, presumably without knowing another architect … Read More

Art Deco Separated At Birth #16-“V” Motif Mailboxes

Each of these early Art Deco mailboxes shares a common thread–a V design motif. The earliest Deco mailbox in the USA, almost Art Nouveau in style, from the Barclay-Vesey Building (begun 1923.) Look closely and you’ll see a “V”: The … Read More

Art Deco Separated At Birth #15-Tiny Skyscrapers

Can there be a greater contradiction than the tiny skyscraper? Read More

Art Deco Separated At Birth #14 – Cutting Corners

Some Art Deco buildings where the architect cut corners. Literally. Read More

Art Deco Separated at Birth #13 – Peace Hotel Entrance & Lounge

Two views of Shanghai’s spectacular Peace Hotel. From 1997, the original lobby check-in area (you can just make out a luggage cart at lower right) and from 2015 where the original lobby is now a lounge. Looks like the clock did not survive … Read More

Art Deco Separated At Birth #12 – Gates

Some “French” Art Deco metalwork, only not in France. Read More

Art Deco Separated at Birth #11 – Outdoor Lighting

Some Art Deco Separated at Birth installments require close inspection. Not this one. Read More