Empire Hotel, Shakespeare Road, Napier

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
This photograph depicts the damaged Empire Hotel on Shakespeare Road, Napier, after the Hawke's Bay earthquake on the 3rd of February 1931.

The building has suffered extensive damage to the exterior walls, exposing the interior of the bedrooms. The front wall of the second and third levels has also collapsed.

Brewster Street is visible on the right side of the photograph.

The photographer is thought to be Frank L Moodie, architect.
Primary Maker
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 102 x 82mm
11, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 7256 a
Credit line
gifted by Margaret Burton
Other number(s)
m90/31, 7256 a, 76556

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