Courtville (Middle Courtville)

9 Parliament Street, Auckland

  • Courtville (Middle Courtville). Original Elevation Drawing from the 'Potter Family Collection image courtesy of Roland Potter.
    Copyright: Roland Potter.
  • Coutville (Middle Courtville).
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Robin Byron. Date: 1/05/2008.
  • Courtville (Middle Courtville) circa 1920. From the 'Potter Family Collection' image courtesy of Roland Potter.
    Copyright: Roland Potter. Taken By: Unknown.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 1 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 4487 Date Entered 19th March 1987

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Extent of List Entry

Extent includes the land described as Sec 3 SO 62300 (CT NA84A/959), North Auckland Land District, and the building known as Courtville (Middle Courtville) thereon, and its fittings and fixtures.

City/District Council

Auckland Council (Auckland City Council)

Region

Auckland Council

Legal description

Sec 3 SO 62300, and DP 141952 (CT NA84A/959), North Auckland Land District

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O'Connor, Arthur Sinclair

Arthur Sinclair O'Connor (c.1884-1943) was born in Fremantle, Australia, and came to New Zealand about 1908. It is not known where he received his architectural training. The first record of his work in New Zealand was a joint competition entry with Alva Bartley in 1911 for the new parliament building in Wellington. From 1935 until his sudden death in 1943 at the age of 59, O'Connor conducted his practice from Civic House.

O'Connor designed many inner city apartments including Radnor, Waterloo Quadrant (1914); Middle Courtville, Parliament Street (1914); Corner Courtville, Waterloo Quadrant and Parliament Street (1919); "Espano", overlooking Myers Park (1931); Westminster Court (originally large Courtville), Parliament Street (1934) and Brooklyn Apartments, Eden Crescent (1936). Examples of his commercial works are the Keans Building (1927), Civic House (1929) and the Fergusson Building (1929), all on Queen Street, the Stormont Building, Kingsland (1929), and the Regent (now the Lido) Theatre, Epsom (1923). He was also the architect for the Orange Coronation Hall, Newton Road (1922) and the Church of England, Otahuhu (1931).

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1914 - 1915

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.