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Re: The worst kind
Feb 22, 2011, 06:03
...I thought the garage awful...

It is true that Bonds Garage (formerly Rawlin’s Garage) had been looking very run down long before its demolition, and the white vans parked outside were hardly an attractive sight as you entered Avebury from the north, but all that was because of neglect, not of the intrinsic attractiveness of the building itself (or what it could have been turned into with a little creative thinking). The garage was an Art Deco building commissioned by Alexander Keiller in the 1930s. It really did have a certain charm about it, and on closer inspection you could see the ‘Egyptian’ Art Deco elements incorporated into its façade.

It’s to late now of course, it’s gone, but a couple of suggestions on how it could have been used can be found here and here.
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