Old Government Buildings (Wellington, N.Z.)

Four-storey wooden building Lambton Quay, designed by William H Clayton, built in the 1870s. 31 October 1873 tenders were invited for the work. Construction began in early 1875 and the building was ready for occupation by Christmas 1876. Two small additions, of three bays each, were added to the back of each wing. Adition to south wing, 1896; addition to north wing, 1907. An annex (now removed) was added to the back of the building between the two wings, in 1925. Original chimneys removed in 1931 (the present apparent chimneys are replicas attached to the roof during restoration of the building in the 1990s. They are not attached to fire places). Wooden entrance steps were replaced by concrete steps in 1958. Now houses Victoria University law department. The name is as used in publications of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. A building on Stout Street designed by John Thomas Mair (1876-1959) is known as the Departmental Building.

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Date: 1875 By: Clayton, William Henry, 1823-1877; Burrows, Pierre Finch Martineau, 1842-1920 Ref: Plans-80-1129 Description: Details of plinth and side elevation Quantity: 1 plan(s). Physical Description: Ink drawing on paper
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Date: 1875 By: Clayton, William Henry, 1823-1877; Burrows, Pierre Finch Martineau, 1842-1920 Ref: Plans-80-1132 Description: Details of section on line A-B Quantity: 1 plan(s). Physical Description: Ink drawing on paper
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