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Heritage Buildings Database


Building Details

Fields Details
Building Name McGruers 
Historical Name  
Street Address  
Legal Description  
Date of Completion 1932 
Building Demolished No 
Original Owner McGruers 1932 Ltd 
Original Function Department Store & Offices 
Classifications HPT 2 
Art Deco Grant Amount $425 
Art Deco Grant Date 1990 

Building Photos

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Building Construction

Fields Details
Architects/Builders WM Angus Ltd (Builder)
C Tilleard Natusch & Sons (Architect) Napier

£9846 (contract)

Style Spanish Mission

2 storeys, reinforced concrete front, reinforced concrete & brick panels flat roof, concrete floors, 1 shop front.

Interior Basement - 8ft stud, plaster finish. Ground Floor - 14ft stud. First Floor - 12ft stud, plaster finish.
Plans in Existence

Valuation NZ File 990/274
1932 - 1 sheet plans
1981 - dimensioned sketch plans

Building File X136
1932 - 11 sheets
1947 - 1 sheet alteration to first floor
1960 - 10 sheets, additions by Natusch & Sons

Natusch Partnership File D/S MC2
1932 - plans
1946-60 plans

Historical Records

1994 - bronze plaque installed in street.
The date on the building is 1931 but this cannot be correct. It could be that the new name of the company was McGruers (1931) Ltd. The balcony (which is now glazed in) was originally open and the front roof was tiled. Although the building was completed in 1932 the date 1931 is on the building. This may be because the firm was re-established as McGruers (1931) Ltd after the earthquake.


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