Wellington Town Hall - Wellington, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 41° 17.366 E 174° 46.664
60G E 313917 N 5426730
Quick Description: Wellington Town Hall is located in the heart of the City Business District, next to Civic Square and the Michael Fowler Centre.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/14/2015 1:08:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMN7RJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
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Long Description:
Built in 1904, Wellington Town Hall and Concert Hall was designed in the neo-renaissance style by Joshua Charlesworth. It is listed on heritage New Zealand Register since December 2003.

The Town Hall may have been a low maintenance priority of councils over the years. By 1973 during a concert (Kenny Rogers and the First Edition) their sound levels caused dust to begin to drift down over the stage. When their music hit a crescendo during the chorus of one piece (may have been Something's Burning), the stage ceiling collapsed on them, dropping pigeon bodies, empty and dead eggs, nesting material and plaster rubble and dust all over the stage and the band's equipment. The concert did continue, with black-dressed stage hands creeping around the stage sweeping up detritus, removing carcasses, and dusting the amplifiers, speaker cases, keyboards, and anything else covered with plaster dust. Shortly after, Wellington citizens began to call for an improved concert venue. In 1980 the Michael Fowler Centre (concert hall) was built immediately in front of the Town Hall's main entrance.

Although the council offices have spread beyond the Town Hall since 1904, the building still houses the offices of the Mayor and Wellington City Council members.

List Entry Status: Registered
List Entry Type: Historic Place Category 1
List Number: 3275
Date Entered: 11th December 2003

Address:
109 Wakefield St
Wellington , North Island Nouvelle-Zélande
6011

Source: Wikipedia (visit link)
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 12/11/2003

Type of history commemorated (short description):
Wellington's Town Hall since 1904


Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
Wellington


Year placed: 1904

Hours of operation:
Wellington Town Hall is closing for three years from 2013 for earthquake strengthening.


Is it accessible to the general public:
Yes (outside)


Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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