Monday, October 19, 2009
Charles Plaza at 58-68 King Street in the Sydney CBD is an outstanding example of Art Deco design.
It stands as one of the earliest and most "pure" of Sydney's Art Deco skyscrapers. It is associated with a distinguished body of work by Hennessy, Hennessy & Co, who produced more office buildings in the 1930s than any other Sydney based company, particularly for the insurance industry (ACA, Colonial Mutual, Prudential).
It was constructed in 1938 by Concrete Constructions Co for the Australasian Catholic Assurances Society Ltd.
King Street entrance
King Street foyer ceiling
Interior Art Deco moulding
Source Sydney Heritage Listings
More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.