Old Central Fire Station, Napier. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 39° 29.440 E 176° 54.815
60H E 492568 N 5628767
Quick Description: The old Central Fire Station in Napier is now the home of Napier’s Art Deco Trust.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/8/2011 6:45:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMAPTH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 8

Long Description:
The former Napier Central Fire Station, designed by architect JA Louis Hay (Napier) and built by Trevor Bros Ltd in 1926 was reconditioned in 1932 after the disastrous 1931 Napier Earthquake which destroyed most of the city. It is an example of the Art Deco Prairie Style and consists of 2 storeys in reinforced concrete. The Ground floor originally a garage was converted to offices in 1969.

In 1992 the Art Deco Trust took over the fire station as their headquarters with the Art Deco Shop on the ground floor.

The building did originally have a brick facade but was rebuilt after the quake with reinforced concrete to the same design.
First reports after the quake said the building was worthless
and would have to be demolished. Fortunately it was saved from demolition and is a fine example of the Art Deco style so familiar around Napier City.
1988 - Hawkes Bay Art Deco Trust award
1990 - supreme award from the Art Deco Trust
1992 - Art Deco Trust occupied space from November.
Current Use: Art Deco Shop.

Year Originally Built: 1926, and repaired after 1932 earthquake.

Is it open to the public?: Yes

Location: 163 Tennyson Street, Napier.

Year Retired: Not listed

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