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This major photographic project documents 20th Century Modernism throughout Australia. Join me, Thomas Ryan, on a photographic journey as I document Australian 20th Century Modernism through the camera lens. Art Deco, Inter-war, Post War, Brutalism,are just some of the styles I document in this fascinating period in Australia's built history.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Art Deco Ambulance Station - Mackay

This wonderful little streamline Art Deco Building was until recent the Mackay Ambulance Station. I love it when buildings stand alone on a street, it really helps in portraying their presence.

Officially opened in 1956 it is another classic example of how Australia has many Art Deco buildings that were built much later then in Europe or America. It also has the classic 1950/60s aluminium blinds that are so common in mid 20th Century design in Queensland due to the harsh climatic conditions.

I say that it was an ambulance Station until recent times because when I took this photo it was for sale. Not a bad little place to convert into a home and imagine the space you would have for your cars and study space!

1 comment:

  1. I hope it remains as it is.... Old places like this are becoming rarer and rarer and should be preserved