Story: Public, commercial and church architecture

Wellington railway station

Wellington railway station

Wellington railway station was designed by Gray Young, Morton and Young and opened in 1937. Its classical revival design mirrored the great American railway terminals like New York's Penn Station; its monumentality reflected a time when railways were the central element in New Zealand's transport infrastructure. The front entrance is dominated by a Doric colonnaded entrance portico, which leads into a capacious and impressive booking hall. This 2014 image shows the main entrance.

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Ben Schrader, 'Public, commercial and church architecture - New takes on old styles, 1900 to 1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44768/wellington-railway-station (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014