Grand Hotel

Early Hastings

Text on photo –

“Heretaunga St. view west from Karamu corner, with 5 story Grand Hotel, about 1908.
Note fire-bell tower at railway, ANZ site, right foreground & Carlton Club Hotel on left.
Grand Hotel was commenced in 1906, took about 2 years to build & 2 minutes to destroy in Feb. 3rd. 1931 Quake.”

Grand Hotel

Photo caption: “Grand Hotel 4-2-1931. Young Drummond killed under this”

Grand Hotel

Photo caption: “Grand Hotel 4-2-1931. Quake was just as severe in Hastings”

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel, Heretaunga Street, Hastings, prior to 1931 earthquake

Solway Tea Rooms at left

Grand Hotel Remains

Grand Hotel rubble on Heretaunga Street, Hastings, after 3 February 1931 earthquake; taken from Russell Street

Heretaunga Street, Hastings

Heretaunga Street and Grand Hotel, Hastings

Heretaunga Street. Hastings.   F.G.R. 3813

Signs on buildings –

“BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES

BANK OF NEW ZEALAND

JONES CYCLES
REPAIRS
SUNDRIES
WE NEVER REFUSE TO BUY

DAINTICURE[?]

CARLSON & COLDRICK
CLOTHIERS & MERCERS”

Heretaunga Street Postcard

Postcard of early Heretaunga Street, Hastings

CLAPHAM SERIES.   Heretaunga Street, Hastings.

Signs on buildings –

“OPTICIAN   H. WEBBER   CHEMIST
WEBBER   PHARMACIST   OPTICIAN

PHOTOGRAPHER

E. HALLETT.
SOLICITOR

“KASH”
TAILORS & [AND] MERCERS

THORP’S FOR BOOTS
BOOT IMPORTERS   R. THORP & CO. [COMPANY]

C.R. WILSON’S LAND & AUCTION ROOMS
C.R. WILSON
AUCTIONEER & PROPERTY SALESMEN

CASH DRAPER

WARREN’S.”