Chief Post Office (Auckland, N.Z.)

CPO (Auckland, N.Z.), General Post Office (Auckland, N.Z.)

Located in Lower Queen Street, next door to the Queen Street Railway Station (opened 1909). The foundation stone was laid on 1 Aug 1910. Designed by Claude Paton, together with government architect John Campbell. Construction began in 1909 on reclaimed land chosen for its proximity to the port, railway and tram terminus. It was opened by Prime Minister William Massey on 20 Nov 1912. In 1992 the Post Office closed and the building fell into a state of desrepair. In 1995 Auckland City Council purchased the building as part of the plan for a downtown transport interchange. Following refurbishment of the east-facing part of the building, it was reopened in 2003 as the main entrance to the Britomart Transport Centre.

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