Stewart and Paterson, 1936. Broadly symmetrical, 3-storey Art Deco tenement group forming E-plan with central block flanked by L-plan blocks with round-arched keystoned gateways with double courtyard to rear. Harled with render and brick dressings. Tall base course; 3rd storey set-back slightly with brick cill course and architraved windows.
Block to centre (Nos 24, 26 King Street E) on NS axis and set back from street:
N (SIDE/KING STREET) ELEVATION: wallhead stack to centre with advanced chimney wall, off-set and gablet moulding at 2nd floor. Flanked by windows to each storey. Linked at angles by screen walls to flanking L-plan blocks.
E (ENTRANCE/COURTYARD) ELEVATION: 15 bays. 5 bays to centre with window to each bay at ground, 1st and 2nd floors, window to centre at 1st floor with apron and set in slightly recessed semi-circular-headed panel. Slightly advanced entrance/stair bays flanking; each with doorway set in broad stepped rendered panel, tall narrow stair window above, lunette with keystone to 2nd floor, half-piended roof. 3 bays to right of entrance bay with window to each bay at ground, 1st and 2nd floors; 2-storey canted window to outer right, with bipartite window at 2nd floor above. 4 bays to outer left mirror image of those to right. L-plan block flanking to left (Nos 28 King St E and 13 Charlotte Street).
N (ENTRANCE/28 KING ST E) ELEVATION: 7 bays. Doorway to centre set in broad slightly advanced stepped rendered panel, narrow window set in decorative brick panel. 3 bays flanking with windows at ground, 1st and 2nd floors.
W (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-storey canted window to centre; 3 windows to 2nd floor. Joined to screen wall at SW angle.
E (SIDE) ELEVATION: bipartite window at ground and 1st floor, window at 2nd floor. Joining 13 Charlotte Street block at SE angle.
E (ENTRANCE/13 CHARLOTTE STREET) ELEVATION: 7 bays. Slightly advanced 2-storey, entrance/stair bay to centre, doorway detailed as Nos 24, 26 King Street E. 3 bays flanking at ground, 1st and 2nd floors.
N (SIDE/KING STREET) ELEVATION: wallhead stack to centre with advanced chimney wall, rendered band at 2nd floor, flanked by windows at each storey.
L-plan flanking to right (Nos 22 King Street East and 38, 40 Grant Street.
N (ENTRANCE/22 KING STREET E) ELEVATION: mirror image of 28 King St E.
W (ENTRANCE/GRANT STREET) ELEVATION: 11 bays; 40 Grant St; 6 bays to left, doorway off-centre right detailed as 22 King Street E block, 2 bays flanking with windows at ground, 1st and 2nd floors, 2-storey canted window to outer left with bipartite window at 2nd floor above. 38 Grant Street; 5 bays; doorway off-centre left, detailed as Nos 24, 26 King Street and 15 Charlotte Street; 2-storey canted window to left, bipartite window at 2nd floor above. 3-bays to right with windows at ground, 1st and 2nd floors, including window with apron at 1st floor centre and set in slightly recessed panel.
Some original 12-pane glazing to timber sash and case windows; variety of non-traditional window units currently predominates (2009). Grey slate roof, coped harled stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods.