Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Mutual Life & Citizens building located at 38-46 Martin Place in the Sydney CBD is now known as the Henry David York building. It was also known as the Minter Ellison building.
The Mutual Life & Citizens building is aesthetically significant as one of the best interwar commercial office buildings in Sydney. It is also the best example in Australia of the exterior use of Egyptian-derived motifs in such buildings.
The building was designed by Bates Smart & McCutcheon and built from 1936 - 1938.
MLC tower detail
Foyer cornice detail
Source Sydney Heritage Listings
More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.