James Smith's (Firm)

James Smith (Firm), James Smith Ltd, James Smith's Department Store

Established in 1866 by John Smith (1834-1902). Used the name James Smith (Firm) from 1866 to ca 1897. Originally a wholesale and retail draper, at Te Aro House on the corner of Cuba and Dixon Streets. The company at the time also used the names 'Te Aro House' and 'Te Aro House Drapery Co Ltd'.

From 1921 occupied a department store on the corner of Cuba and Manners Streets on 'James Smith's Corner' (49-61 Cuba Street). The location was popularly given this name from the time the firm opened there in January 1921. Though James Smith Ltd was sold to the DECA group in 1993, and ceased to exist, this locality is still referred to as James Smith's Corner (1997)

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From: [Architectural plans collected by Bulleyment Fortune architects. 1890-1900s] Ref: Plans-91-1791 Description: Shows elevation to Pringle Avenue, floor plan, and roof pplan. Quantity: 1 plan(s). Physical Description: Pencil drawing on tracing paper, 590 x 323 mm.
Date: 1963-1966 From: Angus Corporation: Photographs of building construction Ref: PA1-q-470 Description: Photographs of the construction of Radfords furniture and appliance store, probably Porirua, between July and December 1963, and of the construction of the J...
Date: 1876 By: New Zealand Times Company Ltd Ref: Eph-E-CALENDAR-1876-01 Description: Broadsheet show a line illustration of the building of J McDowell & Co at top left, and James Smith (Te Aro House) at top right. The page is divided into col...
Date: 1930 - 1979 From: Miller, Adam, 1960-: Collection of New Zealand sound recordings and record sleeves By: Newmarket Printing House Ltd Ref: Eph-C-PHONO-Miller-R/T Description: Includes sleeves for the following firms: Radio Preservation Society of NZ, Ferrymead Inc. 78 records covers available from the Ferrymead Historic Park, Chri...
Date: 1960 - 1995 By: Megget family Ref: Eph-C-BAGS-Megget Description: Collection of paper bags and wrapping paper from: Sports Haven (Cuba St and Willis St, Wellington), Vance Vivian, Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd (2 different), The ...
Date: 1970 - 1979 By: Evening Post (Wellington, N.Z.) Ref: Eph-D-BUILDINGS-Wellington-1970s-01/04 Description: Four sheets, with a black and white aerial photograph of a part of the Wellington Region on one side, and a coloured advertisement on the other: Sheet [1]: A...
Date: [ca 28 Jun 1984] From: Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Ref: EP/1984/3086-F Description: Children in car seats that were donated to the Plunket Society by James Smith's Ltd. Photographs taken circa 28 June 1984 by an unidentified Evening Post sta...
Date: 1977 From: Kidman, Fiona Judith (Dame), 1940- : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-4175-026 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s). Finding Aids: Inventory available.
Aftermath of a fire in a wooden building, and, James Smith's corner, and a man carrying a child in Vivian Street
Date: 1974 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-1072 Description: Frames 1 to 4 show men clearing a two-storeyed wooden building damaged by fire, possibly in Cuba Street. They are stripping boards and damaged corrugated iro...
Views in central Wellington near James Smiths department store and the Grand Opera House
Date: 1974 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-0993 Description: All views taken in Manners Street, Pigeon Park (later known as Te Aro Park), Dixon Street, Taranaki Street area. James Smith's department store, and the Gran...
Date: 1885 By: Turnbull, Thomas, 1824-1907 Ref: Plans-80-0506 Description: Te Aro House, James Smith, showing elevation to Cuba Street Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Thos. Turnbull Architect Quantity: 1 plan(s). Physical De...
Date: 1885 By: Turnbull, Thomas, 1824-1907 Ref: Plans-80-0507 Description: Elevation showing ironwork of front and mezzanine storey Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Thos. Turnbull Architect Quantity: 1 plan(s). Physical Descr...
Date: 1909 By: Thomas Turnbull & Son (Firm) Ref: Plans-80-0513 Description: Shows details of section C-D Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Thos. Turnbull & Son, Architect, 235 Lambton Quay, Wellington 1909; Recto - top centre - W...
Date: 1909 By: Turnbull, Thomas, 1824-1907 Ref: Plans-80-0512 Description: Shows details of additions and alterations Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Thos. Turnbull & Son, Architect, 235 Lambton Quay, Wellington 1909 Quantity...
Date: 1960 By: Mitchell & Mitchell (Firm) Ref: Plans-80-1276 Description: Details of plans for James Smith's building, showing, Plaza Theatre, electric sub-station, Travel booking Office, mens wear and luggage, fitting rooms etc. ...
F W Niven & Co. :[Thomson, Lewis & Co., Te Aro House. 1895]
Date: 1895 From: F W Niven & Co. :View of Wellington N Z [ca 1895] from Aurora Terrace. F W Niven & Co. [lith] Ballarat, [Victoria, ca 1895] Ref: D-002-005-002 Description: Top centre panel shows small vignettes of the buildings and premises of the following companies: Thomson Lewis & Co., aerated water and cordial manufacturers...
Date: 1952 - 1954 Ref: Plans-94-029-001/007 Description: Quantity: 7 plan(s). Physical Description: Diazo photoprints
Date: 1885 By: Thomas Turnbull & Son (Firm) Ref: Plans-80-0517 Description: Shows details of first storey plan Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Thos. Turnbull & Son, Architect; Recto - top left - (Very faint) - Robert Orr, Thom...
Date: 1885 By: Thomas Turnbull & Son (Firm) Ref: Plans-80-0518 Description: Shows details of second storey Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Thos. Turnbull & Son, Architect; Recto - top left - (very faint) Robert Orr, Thomas Turn...
Date: 1885 By: Thomas Turnbull & Son (Firm) Ref: Plans-80-0519 Description: Shows details of section A.B. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Thos. Turnbull & Son, Architect; Recto - top left - Robert Orr, Thomas Turnbull, James Wi...