Is my 1945 residence Art Deco? : LUSENET : Art Deco Society of Washington : One Thread

Q:I have recently purchased a 1945 (1947?) oceanfront home in New Smyrna Beach,Fl. I think this may be beyond the Art Deco period but am not sure? Some of the houses' features are atleast very reminisent of the style; one example being the face plates around the door knobs. Anyway, I am in the process of remodeling and do not want to stamp out history in my ignorance. The house is mainly very nondiscript now, haveing been remodeled before, so I would also like to bring some of the original features back if possible. I'm in the process of redoing the bathroom now and would like sorce info on fixtures,lighting and light switches,etc. Also if anyone has old photos of my house (you never know, it could happen) I would really like to see them. The city was Coronado Beach until the 1960's. The street address is 2703 Hill St, but may have once been Beach St. ANY info will be appreciated. Thanks

-- D.K. Chandler (, June 12, 2000


It sounds like it is art deco verging on mid century modern. i too have owned a 1947 home in Sarasota that still had the original george jetson light fixtures. we rewired the fixtures and found some at home depot to match the other roo

-- Kim YoungShepherd (, June 18, 2003.

I would consider it early populuxe or googie which is the architectural and industrial design style immediately after art deco. Art deco was popular roughly from 1925 through 1945 and then evolved into populuxe/googie after World WarII.

-- M. Marshall (, October 30, 2003.

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