‘Weird’ new furniture from the 1980s: What are they?
Posted On May 12, 2021
With its quirky decor and eclectic furniture, the lounge room in the basement of a two-story apartment complex in St. John’s was once the scene of a local disco.
Now it’s a modern-day museum of sorts.article The lounge room has become a place to explore the past, present and future of the neighbourhood.
There’s a wall dedicated to a collection of vintage furniture and other items from the 80s, including the original disco chairs and a huge wooden table that once served as a kitchen sink.article It was the lounge’s original owner, John Tresco, who introduced the building to the world.
He also bought the building and then took it over in 1990.
Now the lounge is home to a large, open-air space where the neighbourhood’s history can be seen through the glass walls.articleThe building is open to the public on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and to the occasional event or fundraiser on Fridays from 9:30 a.c. to 4 p.d.
It was the first building in the neighbourhood to have a roof garden, but it didn’t stay up for long, as a tornado hit in January of 2000.
The roof was torn off and it became unusable.
It was eventually torn down and rebuilt in 2013, and the space is now open to guests for events.
There are plenty of other attractions, such as the Art Museum and the Maritime Museum, that feature original art from the 60s and 70s.
The area is also home to the St. George Hotel, a hotel that opened in 1991, and is a popular stop for St. Johns residents and tourists to enjoy.
It has been the home of the St John’s Stake for about 20 years, and it has recently expanded to the north.