St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
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St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Market Street, Hastings, 1906-1979
Photo taken after the 1931 earthquake as the spire came down in the earthquake and wasn’t re-built
The church was designed by CT Natusch and built in wood on a cement base by JJ Payne to seat 266 at ground level and 108 in galleries. Opened 7 October 1906, it has a 105 foot spire which came down in the 1931 earthquake. Premier Richard J Seddon came to Hastings to lay the foundation stone.