Art Deco in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds has a smattering of old buildings in the Gothic style but also some Art Deco. This is a very thirties Marks & Spencer:-

Bury St Edmunds, Marks and Spencer

Betfred has Art Deco leanings in the slight overhangs:-

Betfred, Bury St Edmunds

But the exemplar has to be The Works, which exhibits the rule of three in the windows which in addition have great deco glass, with sunburst effect above:-

The Works, Bury St Edmunds

Detailing:-

The Works, Bury St Edmunds, Window

End window detail:-

The Works, Bury St Edmunds, Detail

The Works was right beside this Tudor/mediæval style building which now houses W H Smith’s:-

W H Smith's, Bury St Edmunds

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  1. Denis Cullinan

    Windows of The Works building are extra terrific. Keep up the good work.

    Well, my son-in-law’s Glaswegian mother just flew back to Bearsden after visiting us (including her new granddaughter) for a coupla weeks. I realize now, however, that I won’t be doing any foreign travel to visit the in-laws (Scotland) or my cousins and their families (the Midlands). The reason is my crummy health and reduced sprightliness (I’ll be 74 in about a week).

    I keep promising myself to photograph the cluster of a dozen or so Art Deco homes a mile away. Two big hospital buildings are fine examples of the thirties style. The Triboro hospital, which stands about two hundred yards from my apartment house (see link) is a great specimen of the streamline style:
    http://collections.mcny.org/Collection/%5BParsons-Boulevard.-Triboro-Hospital-for-Tuberculosis,-3/4-view-from-N.W.%5D-24UAKVPKJCB.html

    I already sent you this link a long time ago, but I’m running out of material for my comedy act.

  2. Denis Cullinan

    I think I forgot to click on the “submit comment” button after writing you a note. What I’ll do, I’ll paste a copy of the note right here—

    Windows of The Works building are extra terrific. Keep up the good work.

    Well, my son-in-law’s Glaswegian mother just flew back to Bearsden after visiting us (including her new granddaughter) for a coupla weeks. I realize now, however, that I won’t be doing any foreign travel to visit the in-laws (Scotland) or my cousins and their families (the Midlands). The reason is my crummy health and reduced sprightliness (I’ll be 74 in about a week).

    I keep promising myself to photograph the cluster of a dozen or so Art Deco homes a mile away. Two big hospital buildings are fine examples of the thirties style. The Triboro hospital, which stands about two hundred yards from my apartment house (see link) is a great specimen of the streamline style:
    http://collections.mcny.org/Collection/%5BParsons-Boulevard.-Triboro-Hospital-for-Tuberculosis,-3/4-view-from-N.W.%5D-24UAKVPKJCB.html

    I already sent you this link a long time ago, but I’m running out of material for my comedy act.

  3. jackdeighton

    Denis,
    Many thanks for your kind words.
    The note seems to have been submitted okay.
    Thanks also for the link. That hospital is a stunner.

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