The Art Deco style originated in Europe in the 1920s, following the Paris Exposition de Arts Moderness Decoratifs et Industriels. Napier has the best known examples of Art Deco architecture in NZ, as it was rebuilt following the 1931 Napier Earthquake, however Marlborough, though not as well known for the style, has a number of good examples. Most Art Deco architecture in Marlborough is houses, however there are also a handful of commercial buildings. Particularly within the Blenheim CBD, these are some of the oldest remaining buildings, typically being built between the 1930s and 1940s.
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