Chief Post Office official opening day

Object type
Photograph
Production date
1940s
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Description
After the official opening Mr W B Young (left wearing hat) and Mr F Hawkins to his right, stand together in the front of the main doorway. The Chief Post Office was opened on the 2nd December 1940. It was built of Hinuera stone in the 'modernistic style' by Hamilton's W B Young. It boasts a unique glazed dome containing 1660 lenses. In 1987 the postal counter became known as 'Central' causing confusion between 'Chief Post Office' & 'Central counter'. The building is now owned by SkyCity and houses a casino, bars, restaurants and a bowling alley.
Maker and role
W Young, Photographer
Secondary production person and role
W Young
Accession number
HCL_01951

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