Hotel St George

124 Willis St, Wellington

  • Hotel St George, Wellington. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Phil Braithwaite. Taken By: PhilBee NZ - Phil Braithwaite. Date: 2/08/2018.
  • Hotel St George, Wellington. CC Licence 2.0 Image courtesy of
    Copyright: wonder_under1. Taken By: wonder_under1. Date: 31/01/2012.
  • Hotel St George, Wellington. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Geoff Goddard. Taken By: Geoff Goddard. Date: 2/07/2009.
  • Hotel St George, Wellington c.1960s Winder, Duncan, 1919-1970: Architectural photographs. Ref: DW-3819-F. Alexander Turnbull Library /records/23107719.
    Copyright: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington . Taken By: Duncan Winder in the 1960s.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 3624 Date Entered 28th June 1984 Date of Effect 28th June 1984


City/District Council

Wellington City


Wellington Region

Legal description

Lot 1 Pt Lots 2 & 4 DP 55 All DP 6193 All DP 13075


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Prouse, William John

Prouse (1878-1956) came from a timber merchants' family. Although receiving no formal architectural training, Prouse practised in Wellington for 46 years. He was one of the first to use steel frame construction in New Zealand. With John Hoggard he established the partnership of Hoggard and Prouse about 1907. They were joined by William Henry Gummer in 1913 and the three were admitted to the New Zealand Institute of Architects in 1914, Prouse as an Associate, Hoggard and Gummer as Fellows.

The firm was responsible for many public buildings throughout New Zealand including Brittains Building (1909), the State Fire Insurance Building (1919), the Majestic Theatre (1928), all in Wellington, and the Masonic Hotel, Napier (1932).

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1930 -

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.