Art Moderne

White Rose Auto Club Building

A distinctive streamline appearance is the dominant feature of Art Moderne, which was popular in the 1930s and early 1940s. Whereas Art Deco was characterized by angles, Art Moderne is characterized by curves. Rounded corners, smooth surfaces, and geometric detailing are also elements of this style. Mirrored glass and cement panels provide ornamentation. It has been said that this style was inspired by the automobiles of the day, so it is appropriate that the White Rose Motor Club Building on East Market Street exemplifies this style.

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1991, 2002 by Scott D. Butcher


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