Gladstone Chambers

50 Tennyson St, Napier

  • Gladstone Chambers, Napier. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Andrew Caldwell. Taken By: Andrew Caldwell. Date: 18/03/2012.
  • Gladstone Chambers, Napier.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Martin Jones. Date: 16/02/2002.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 4818 Date Entered 27th November 1986


City/District Council

Napier City


Hawke's Bay Region

Legal description

Pt TS 169


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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: Unknown

Builder: Unknown

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1932 -
Stripped Classical

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.