Story: Public buildings

Linwood Avenue MED substation

Linwood Avenue MED substation

Many civic buildings were connected to the provision of essential infrastructure such as water, sewerage and electricity reticulation. Most were plain and utilitarian, but during the 1920s and 1930s the Christchurch Municipal Electricity Department fancifully designed its substations to resemble Greco-Roman temples.

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Ben Schrader, 'Public buildings - Civic and cultural buildings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012