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The Art-Deco style was first introduced in the United States as and was originally called modernism.

In many cases, ornament was reduced, and if used took the form of non-classical, and often free-gothic forms.

Fin like structures and terracotta inscribed detailings were a feature of the style. Art-Deco was used in many commercial buildings throughout the city in the 1920s.

Melbournes best examples of the Art-deco style include ACA house (Queen Street), Manchester Unity (Collins Street) and the Century Building (Swanston Street).

Major exponents of the style included:

  • Marcus Barlow, and;
  • Harry Norris

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