I'm sure others will disagree but I quite like the paint job on the Number 9 Dream Cafe in Leongatha. The cafe is one the main South Gippsland Highway as it passes through town so there is lots of passing traffic to draw from.
The local council in Palmerston North have done a great job revitalising the central area of town around The Square with bicycle racks, illuminated planters and various pieces of street art. This piece is outside the Regent Theatre on Broadway but it is the building in the background that is my subject today.
It is the former T&G Building designed by Melbourne architects A & K Henderson. It was built around 1938 under the gaze of supervising architects Mitchell & Mitchell from Wellington.
The building is not on a major corner but so far, thankfully, has not been boxed in by larger buildings.
And it seems more colourful than T&G buildings I've seen in Australia.
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