Kōrero: Public, commercial and church architecture

Landmark House, Auckland (2 o 2)

Landmark House, Auckland

Landmark House in Queen Street, Auckland, was designed by Alva Bartley and Norman Wade for the Auckland Electric Power Board and opened in 1929. It is among the few examples of the Chicago commercial Gothic style of skyscraper architecture in New Zealand, where narrow windows and mullions (piers) are used to emphasise the building's height. The building included a corner tower that was lit at night – a beacon of modernity. During the 1980s much of its interior was gutted as part of a neighbouring development.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 1104-8

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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/mi/photograph/44766/landmark-house-auckland (accessed 25 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014