I have an ever-growing portfolio of Great Britain’s surviving commercial, industrial and municipal 1930s architecture. From churches to cinemas, factories to hotels, airports to bus stops, you might be surprised how much has survived. Below are just a few examples, but they are just the tip of the iceberg.
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Daimler Hire Garage
Former Plaza Super Cinema, Gloucester (1935) by E. C. M. Wilmott
Colin Campbell House (1938), Plymouth
Former Gaumont Palace Cinema, Plymouth (1931) by Percy Bartlett & William Henry Watkins
Crypton House, Bridgwater
W. Jones & Sons House, Bognor Regis (circa-1930)
Former Charterhouse Hotel (now Florin Court), Smithfield (1936) by Guy Morgan & Partners
Arnos Grove (1932)
Shoreham Airport aka Brighton City Airport (1936) by Stivers Tiltman
Bewdley Corperation Waterworks (1933-34)
Universal Wheel Grinding Co, Doxy, Stafford (1938-9)
Midlands Hotel, Morecambe (1932) by Oliver Hill
Isokon (Lawn Road) Flats, Hampstead (1934) by Wells Coates
Ibex House, Minories (1933-37) by Fuller, Hall & Foulsham
G. W. R. Paddington (1933)
‘The Deco’ Public House, Portsmouth
Riviera Hotel, Weymouth (1937) by L. Stewart Smith
Barnards Green War Memorial Bus Shelter, Malvern
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