Municipal Theatre, Hastings

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
This photograph depicts the Municipal Theatre on Hastings Street in Hastings after the Hawke's Bay earthquake on the 3rd of February 1931.

Designed by Henry Eli White, the Municipal Theatre was built in 1915. The Theatre is noted as being one of the earliest examples of Spanish Mission style architecture in New Zealand and for having a lavish Art Nouveau interior.

The theatre was damaged by the earthquake.

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: 137 x 93mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 7257 g
Credit line
gifted by Margaret Burton
Other number(s)
m90/32, 7257 g, 76657

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