Art Deco in the Tropics - Innisfail Inc.,
North Queensland, Australia
In Tropical Far North Queensland art deco treasures abound.
The rebuilding of Innisfail following the cyclone of 1918 gave Innisfail its predominate Art Deco style of architecture. For the second time in history, in March 2006, Cyclone Larry created the opportunity for Innisfail’s art deco architecture to be revitalised and preserved. Innisfail today is home to many restored and repainted art deco facades. Edith and Rankin Streets are a sea of colour and form.
Innisfail’s CBD area has
Australia’s largest concentration of Art Deco buildings. Within 300 metres there are examples of Spanish, Sicilian, Moroccan, Italian and Anglo Saxon Art Deco design facades.
Art Deco in the Tropics – Innisfail Inc., was established in 2002 to promote, conserve and celebrate the architectural heritage of Innisfail and surrounding townships.