State Theatre

Dickens Street & 110 Dalton St, Napier

  • State Theatre, Napier.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Deirdre Byrne. Date: 12/05/2017.
  • State Theatre, Napier.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Deirdre Byrne. Date: 12/05/2017.
  • State Theatre, Napier. 2011.
    Copyright: Jenny Edwards. Taken By: Jenny Edwards.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 2812 Date Entered 27th November 1986

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City/District Council

Napier City

Region

Hawke's Bay Region

Legal description

Lot 1 DP 26516

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Finch and Westerholm

Finch and Westerholm was a Napier architectural practice established in the wake of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake. It consisted of Walter Phillip Finch (1860-1943) and Herbert Alexander Westerholm (1890-1972). Finch had been practicing in Napier since the 1880s, but Westerholm was a newly arrived American. Among the central Napier rebuild places the practice designed were premises for CE Rogers and Sainsbury, Logan and Williams, as well as buildings such as Gladstone Chambers, the Provincial Hotel, Scinde Building and State Theatre. The practice would have ceased in the mid 1930s when Westerholm left Napier.

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Physical Description

Architect: Finch & Westerholme

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1933 -
Art Deco (Spanish Mission elements)

Other Information

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.