Empire Hotel, Napier

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
The photograph depicts the remains of the Empire Hotel after the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. The Empire Hotel was situated on the corner of Brewster and Shakespeare Streets, Napier. The front has fallen away showing rooms still containing furniture. The roof has also fallen in. Underneath the image is written: Remains of Empire Hotel Napier.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, post 3 February 1931.
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph attached to a photograph album.
Height x Width: 72 x 98mm
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 19619
Credit Line
gifted by Joan Crawford
Other number(s)
2015/23/6, 19619, 92303
Accession number


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