Monday, September 14, 2009
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
Main corner entrance
Imposing corner facade
Sources - Chaffers Dock information
More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.