Otago Girls High School Main Block - Dunedin, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 45° 52.496 E 170° 30.001
59G E 461198 N 4919726
Quick Description: Historic girls high school in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/12/2013 8:14:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMGC47
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Otago Girls' High School (OGHS) is a secondary school in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. It was opened 6 February 1871, after a long campaign by Learmonth Whyte Dalrymple. It is reputedly the oldest girls state-run secondary school in Australasia and the sixth oldest of its type in the world.

At its foundation the school occupied a neo-classical building on its present site which it shared with Otago Boys High School. A new building on another site was built for the boys which they marched away to occupy in 1885. In 1910 the present main block was opened, designed by Edmund Anscombe (1874–1948) and the old building on Tennyson Street was demolished. Anscombe's conception of a rouge-brick Elizabethan mansion, dreaming in the sun, was slowly extended. Temporary structures were replaced in the 1970s by Ministry of Education blocks, contextualised by the use of brick to the Anscombe building. In the 1980s the main block was scheduled for demolition. After protest it was restored and extended by a sympathetic addition designed by E.J.Ted McCoy, and in 1987 was listed as a Category I Historic Place. The school has since acquired part of the old King Edward Technical School site. It has erected structures there accessible by way of a pedestrian underpass beneath Smith Street." - Wikipedia
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 7/2/1987

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Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

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Year placed: 1910

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Is it accessible to the general public:
No, exterior only.

Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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