Plunket and Rest Rooms

324 Trafalgar Square, Nelson

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List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5169 Date Entered 15th February 1990 Date of Effect 15th February 1990


City/District Council

Nelson City


Nelson Region

Legal description

Lot 1 DP 1393


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Griffin, Arthur Reynolds

Griffin practised architecture in Nelson from the early 1900s to about 1960. He designed many residences and a number of public buildings in the city including the Public Library and the Nurses' Home at the Public Hospital. Griffin was responsible for many Nelson buildings but his work was not known outside the province.

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Notable Features

Intersecting chevrons, dado to the parapet line, shaped gable, series of three round arches with porch behind.

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1936 -
Art Deco

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.