Built in 1939 and originally a Zellers, the current Discovery Centre is facing the potential of demolition. Plans include building a 16 story appt. building on the site. Zellers Building 1593/95 Barrington Street, Halifax Built:Opened 1939 Style:Art Deco Architect:Gratton D. Thompson Owner:1595 Visitors Centre Ltd. The former Zellers building is the best example of the Art Deco style in HRM. Three storeys high and constructed of sandstone, the building occupies the western end of the block bounded by Barrington, Sackville and Granville Streets. Its Barrington Street facade is divided into a 2-5-2 window arrangement, which is subtlyaccented on the upper storeys bystylized pilasters and a slightly projecting roofline parapet. A decorative band of parallel lines and floral motifs divides the ground floor from the upper floors, and there are similar geometric motifs above the second storey windows and in a continuous band at the roof line.