Sash and Door Building
296-302 Broadway, Marton
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
2nd July 1982
Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Region
Lot 1 DP 23226 (296-298) Lot 2 DP 23226 (300-302)
The two storeyed brick building is designed in the Inter-War Free Classical style where Classical elements are used in a non-academic manner. The building shows characteristics of the style including symmetry, truncated parapets and pediment, unconventional classical orders and entablature combined with conventional classical elements.
The style was popular with architects who wished to base their designs upon classical architecture but were unwilling to have their architectural talents fettered by an academic approach to classicism. British architect Edwin Lutyens and American Frank Furness were influential in popularising the style, which they saw as a development towards a modern style.
The above verandah street elevation is the most significant element and includes:
exposed brickwork piers, walls, parapet;
rendered parapet, cornice, pediment, pilaster capitals, central window keystone, "Sash and Door Buildings" and "Estd. 1907";
above verandah windows;
verandah and supports.
Although not visible the rear elevation and roof are also of significance.
Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.