5/17/15

Hawera Star building



The Hawera Star newspaper was first published in 1880. The first Hawera Star office burnt down in the fire of 1895, and was rebuilt on the same High Street site; they then moved to the present site in 1913. 


There are many art deco buildings around Taranaki, an influence from the rebuild in Napier after the deadly earthquake there. Many of these buildings are registered historic places and I enjoy the fact that many are still in use.


11 comments:

Birgitta said...

Interesting info and good photos! Both in color and b&w!

Dragonstar said...

Good photo of an attractive building. I like the shape of the street light, too.

Katarina said...

Such a beautiful building!

LonettA said...

Both versions are lovely! It´s really an interesting building!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see that the building is being well looked after.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Its a beautiful building -- and makes me happy to see it being still used as well. I hope to scan some old photos when we're in Oregon this summer (all my old albums are there); I'll make a note of your meme for then.

jandi said...

Lovely angles! Lovely bw image!

Tom said...

One classy looking building. Tom The Backroads Traveller

EG CameraGirl said...

Interesting how I really prefer the B&W version of this building!

abrianna said...

Very pretty building.

CountryMouse said...

A we have buildings that look like that here too. Nice capture of it. Don't you just love how they date the buildings.