07 October 2009

Regional Art Deco

This is the frock salon of Walter Davis in the Bridge Mall of Ballarat.
A symphony of silver and black.
Inside the store has pressed Wunderlich metal walls, and all the original old cabinetry like glove drawers and the glass doors on the cabinets where lovely gowns once hung, and a row of chandeliers for lighting. Ballarat Courier's photo of the interior. Follow link for their 2004 story.
This is what the facade looked like in 1938 when Ballarat went crazy for it's centenary -
as this is yesterday's unglamorous and chilly street scene.