This is one of my favourite buildings in Woy Woy. It's a quiet unassuming creature, seen by many and remembered by few. Downstairs is a girly hairdressing place, tucked into the Chambers Place end is a narrow staircase going up to a solicitor's office or something similar. It's been built to fit the corner and thus has an eccentric shape.
It's on the corner of Oval Avenue and Chambers Place, opposite the footy oval, just down from the Library and a few dozen metres from the railway station. It's been hard to get decent photos of. Usually there's cars parked in front of it. These photos I got at 7AM this morning. Those palms shadowed on the facade are from out front of the footy oval.
I'm going to put it in Inter-War Art Deco (circa 1915 - c. 1940) and close to 1940. With those tethers on the veranda and the age of the materials it doesn't seem to fit into Post-War International (circa 1940 - 1960).
That little archway (next to the lamppost) puzzles me. What did it belong to? Judging by the archway's style, there was a fairly grand building to the right of the lamppost in the early 20th century and that wee archway was part of it. I feel a research trip coming on.
The stepped side of the building is another Art Deco thing. That wee boutique next to it looks like Art Deco as well. The change in the colours of the bricks on the side of the boutique I haven't seen on another Art Deco building or any other local building, except for repaired buildings. Perhaps cheaper bricks used where some other structure originally covered them up.
Detail of the decorative brickwork. That raised edge of the facade. There's two or three more edges like that in the station area, though they have just the one row not two. Don't have photos of them yet. There's few examples of decorative brickwork on the Peninsula. Offhand I can only think of three, including today's and this one on Whatsit Street.
Men in black
Men in little black dresses. Sydney Frontrunners are having a charity run on Saturday 10th of February, 9AM, Centennial Park Sydney. Go down Oxford Street past Victoria Barracks (the ex-army place not the drag queen), turn into Parkes Drive at the Centennial Square lights.
Be there or be straight. It's part of that glam time of year we like to call the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.