Central Building

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Central Building, Market Street, Hastings

Street address 201 Heretaunga Street West
New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register Category 2, Number 1073
Built 1934 by HW Abbott
Architect – Edmund Anscombe
Stripped Classical with a deco influence of the parapet and rounded corner; lion’s head above each pilaster; constructed in reinforced concrete; entrance foyer has terrazzo floor and lead-light window

Duckworth’s at right; NZ Insurance on upper floor, Optometrist lower floor

Pacific Hotel on Heretaunga Street corner, Hastings Club at far left

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  • H W Abbott
  • Edmund Anscombe

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