Oddfellows' Hall (Former)

7 Cook Street, Hamilton

  • Oddfellows’ Hall (Former), Hamilton. Image courtesy of www.flickr.com.
    Copyright: Steve Parker. Taken By: Steve Parker – Spark-Photo. Date: 31/01/2015.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Able to Visit
List Number 4456 Date Entered 5th September 1985


Extent of List Entry

Extent includes the land described as Lot 4 DP 11858 (CT SA58C/12), South Auckland Land District, and the building known as Oddfellows’ Hall (Former) thereon.

City/District Council

Hamilton City


Waikato Region

Legal description

Lot 4 DP 11858 (CT SA58C/12), South Auckland Land District


Construction Professionalsopen/close

White, Thomas H.


White was born at Birmingham and was educated in there and in Paris before coming to New Zealand in 1863. He practised in Auckland during 1885-6 and was in practice in Hamilton by 1893. He was responsible for the design and construction of a concrete flour mill store at Ngaruawahia (1878), Firth Tower, Matamata (1881-82), the original Bank of New Zealand building, Hamilton (1882) and St John's Presbyterian Church (now Union), Opotiki (1907).

White was an architect of some regional importance and was a pioneer in concrete construction in the 1870s.

Pearson, E.J.

No biography is currently available for this construction professional

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1879 - 1880

1898 -
Conversion to Pearson’s Sand Soap Factory

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.