Electric Light Omnibus (Bus garage, Montague Place, Brighton, UK)

Always something fascinating in this excellent blog, whether it’s transport heritage, architecture or industrial design that floats your boat.

The Beauty of Transport

After a while, you start noticing old transport buildings, even when they’re no longer in their original use. There you are, walking down the street, when you notice out of the corner of your eye something that looks transport-y. And most of the time, when you research it later, you find out that the building has indeed had a transport-related earlier life. So it is with this week’s building. It’s still being used in a transport-related way, as a car garage. This is 25 Montague Place, Brighton.

25 Montague Place, Brighton. Photo by Hassocks5489 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons On consideration, it quickly becomes apparent that car maintenance can’t have been its original use. It’s clearly too old. The shaped parapet gable at the peak of the main (western) elevation, and the Venetian window (three parts with an arch over the central section) suggest a building which…

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