Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Edwardian town halls: Auckland (1st of 3)

Edwardian town halls: Auckland

The raised profile of local government and increasing prosperity in the early 20th century saw a boom in town-hall building throughout New Zealand. Auckland's town hall was designed in the classical revival style by the Melbourne firm J. J. and E. J. Clark, and it opened in 1911. Its triangular site at the junction of Queen Street and Grey's Avenue determined its form. Its apex featured an impressive clock tower and crowning cupola. Its interior comprised municipal offices and two performance halls.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Photograph by Henry Winkelmann

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Early 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42377/edwardian-town-halls-auckland (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014