Monday, September 14, 2009

Chaffers Dock - Wellington

Chaffers Dock - Wellington
Located in Herd Street, Wellington, on the waterfront next to Waitangi Park, Chaffers Dock (the former Post and Telegraph building) is a majestic example of Art Deco architecture. The original building was designed by the architect Edmund Anscombe and finished in 1939.

Postal services finished in the late 1980's and the current Chaffers Dock building was redeveloped into a mix of apartments, restaurants and shops. The imposing Chaffers Dock corner facade has been retained however the unsympathetic treatment of the waterfront side of the building leaves much to be desired.

Chaffer's Dock main facade

Chaffer's Dock main facade

Main corner entrance

Main corner entrance

Imposing corner facade

Imposing corner facade


Sources - Chaffers Dock information



More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.

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