49-69 Cuba Street And 87-99 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
22nd August 1991
Pt Lot 1 DP 845 (CT WN90/228), Pt Lot 1 DP 845 (CT WN90/264), Lot 2 DP 845 (CT WN92/228), Lots 3-4 DP 845 & Pt Lot 1 DP 6917 (CT WNB3/1355), Lot 1 DP 8649 (CT WN390/121), Lot 2 DP 6917 (CT WN 320/188), Wellington Land District.
James Smiths incorporates the following street addresses: 87, 91, 93, 99 Manners Street and 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 61, 63, 65 and 69 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington.
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.
Architectural Significance: Designed by Penty and Blake, an important architectural firm. The original Edwardian palazzo finish has undergone facade treatment to be consistent with Art Deco. There are in fact 5 buildings on the site, all linked, and dating from 1907-1965.
Townscape Significance: Occupies a prominent and well-known street corner location.
Penty & Blake
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Building fronting Cuba Street, Manners Street Corner constructed
King and Dawson design present façade for building fronting Cuba Street, Manners Street Corner
Five storey steel framed reinforced concrete building added
Steel frame and concrete building added at the rear of the block on Pringle Avenue.
1963 - 1965
Structural steel and concrete building with mosaic tile face added
Building fronting Cuba Street, Manners Street Corner earthquake strengthened
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.