Saturday, September 15, 2007
Architecture Melbourne Modernist or Art Deco 1930s day tour. Camberwell Christian Scientits' building. Second Church of Christ, Scientist 41 Cookson Street, Camberwell. Commonly called the Christian Scientists. ARchitects Bates Smart and McCutcheon built 1934-1939. Much of the original furnishings remain and even includes an elevator or lift that is operated by a system of water tanks. This building has 2 floors, the ground floor has a foyer with staircase and on the floor a large rug in the design of the original mosaics. Behind the foyer is a large room for Sunday school classes for children with specially designed "healthy" chairs still in use.