Imperial Buildings, Dunedin NZ

Really loved this old commercial building as soon as I saw it. The architectural details and the interesting fire escapes. Wasn’t the best time of day for photography and it’s on a street corner so not much room to manoeuver, but what a fascinating place. Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken 07 Dec 2019.

Built 1906. Originally four stories. A fifth storey was added in 1927.


First two photos and last photo by Nigel. The rest by Liz.

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Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

6 thoughts on “Imperial Buildings, Dunedin NZ

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    1. Adding another storey seems to be a common element in the history of buildings here. I suspect they planned for it to happen from the beginning. The gold rush financed the early imposing buildings and the mentality of building for growth probably continued for some time.

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