STYLE: Art Deco

Popular from 1925 to 1940, this ventricular looking building on the corner of New and Frederick Street is Staunton’s rare example of Art Deco, built in ( ).  Even though the Art Deco craze was popular in art, fashion, furniture, and even automobiles, the skyscraper is where it’s most recognized.  Art Deco materials consisted of stucco, concrete or terracotta.  Steel and Aluminum were used along with glass blocks, forming geometric shapes, with vertical lines, and often applied with decorative floral patterns.   Art Deco was a streamlined look that was popular with hotels, commercial, and public buildings.