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Assembly hall, 33 Humber Street, Island Bay, Wellington, 1907

Reference Number: 1/1-024919-G

Assembly hall nearing completion, 33 Humber Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Photograph taken in 1907 by Sydney Charles Smith.

Key terms:
1 image, related to St Francis de Sales Church (Island Bay), Humber Street, Blue collar workers, Architecture - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Building, Brick - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Renaissance Revival (Architecture) - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Buildings - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972 : Photographs of New Zealand, Reference Number PA-Group-00242 (1258 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Single negative

Historical Notes: This building was opened in 1907. It was built as an assembly hall, with an auditorium, stage, and dressing rooms. In 1920, the parish of St Francis de Sales (Island Bay), bought it. Until 1931, it was leased out for a variety of purposes, including a skating rink, picture theatre, parish school concerts, and Salvation Army services. In 1931, the parish converted it into The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus. The structure, and the facade, of the church were damaged by an earthquake in 1942. It was bought by Rotowax in 1952 and in 1991 was being used by a film-making company. In 2008 the The building still stood but significantly altered. (Information from St Francis de Sales, Island Bay : parish history, 1906, 1920-1990 [Wellington, N.Z. : St Francis de Sales, 1991], pages 31, 32, 45, 46)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures41. Wellington. Island Bay. Churches. Catholic. ca 1910(PFP-019826)

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