253 Cuba St, Wellington
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
22nd August 1991
Lot 6 DP 19320
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.
A fine example of the work of Dawson and King. A main feature is the Art Deco treatment of the wrought iron balconies and parapet.
King & Dawson
This longstanding Wellington architectural firm was established in 1906 by J. M. Dawson. The firm operated under Dawson’s name until 1929 when it became known as Dawson and King. After another name variation, King Cook and Dawson, the firm became King and Dawson in 1957. In 2012 King and Dawson Limited Architects and Engineers were still in business in Wellington.
Source: List Entry report for Freyberg Pool, 25 Nov 2014
Built for Downes family
Very plain facade, wrought iron balconies, beaded parapet
1st August 1991
Report Written By
A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Central region office
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.