Album, Olympic Pool Napier

Powell Fenwick & Johnson
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Photograph Album titled: Olympic Pool Napier.

Principal Adviser: Powell Fenwick and Johnson, Consulting Engineers, Napier; Associated Architects: Natusch Wilcox and Company, Napier; Building Contractor: W M Angus Limited, Napier; Filtration Contractor: D A Wilkie Limited, Auckland; Quantity Surveyor: A E Powrie and Associates, Napier; Landscape Architect: Odo Strewe, Auckland; Park Development: Napier City Council. Consulting Engineers appointed June 1962; Preliminary proposals approved July 1963; Approval of Association of Architects - September 1963; Main Contract accepted - 4 February 1964; Official Opening of pools and main buildings by Honourable D G Seath - 12 December 1964; subsequently completed - 1 May 1965.

Basil Morris Arthur Johnson trained at Canterbury College (now University). Mr Powell and Chris Fenwick were located in Christchurch where as Basil Johnson lived in Napier.

Contents include: a locality plan; layout plan; elevations and sections. Ten large photographs and six loose photographs: main entrance - 'an imposing entrance used on the theory that a person who feels he is dominated by his surroundings will respect them - Odo Strewe'; main entrance showing separation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic; exterior view showing gardens, filters, indoor heated coaching pool, sheltered sunbathing, changing rooms, main entrance, administration and cafeteria; entrance foyer; women's change room; indoor heated coaching pool; main pool - looking from 5 metre platform over diving pool towards main pool and stand, learner's area on left, beach on right, landscaped surrounds to trees in background; filter house; general view showing cafeteria, administration area and low level supervision, change rooms and toilets, sheltered area, indoor heated pool, filter house, diving towers and pool; Winter dormancy; three publicity postcards; lessons for all - overnight repairs, pool floor, frost heave (four small photographs).
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Black linen hard cover photograph album with gold embossed printing on it; black paper; photographs and postcards glued into album; six loose photographs.
Height x Width: 312 x 382mm
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gifted by Mary Johnson
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