C E Rogers Building

190 Emerson St, Napier

  • C E Rogers Building, Napier.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Alison Dangerfield. Date: 24/03/2009.
  • C E Rogers Building, Napier. Image courtesy of www.flickr.com.
    Copyright: Paul Le Roy . Taken By: Paul Le Roy – Minicooperd. Date: 18/04/2016.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 4830 Date Entered 27th November 1986


City/District Council

Napier City


Hawke's Bay Region

Legal description

TS 162 Napier


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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

Builder: unknown

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1940 -
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.