Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Art Deco Building is Funeral Home

R H Creighton funeral home
This Art Deco building is used as a funeral home and is located at 37 Mann Street in Gosford. Funeral Directors R. H. Creighton built the Art Deco building in 1938. The existing building is mainly of cement-rendered brick, with foundations of local sandstone.

Being constructed on a steep site the building diminishes quickly from the front facade. There are some interesting windows along this side of the building which sit on a prominant sandstone retaining wall which blends well with the rest of the building.

The Creighton family has had associations with the Gosford district going back as far as 1844. Originally primarily employed as carpenters, the Creighton clan apparently moved into the undertaking business in the 1880s. R.H. Creighton had undertakers' premises in several locations around Gosford before constructing the Art Deco building on this site.

Building main facade

Building main facade

More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.

1 comment:

  1. A development application has been lodged to completely demolish this building and to rebuild only the facade, using modern bricks ! Given Gosford Council's poor record of protecting its heritage, the development has every chance of being approved. Please contact councillors to express your concerns, using email addresses on this page: http://www.heritagewatchnsw.org.au/gosford---37-mann-street.php