Topic: Public Trust Offices, Stratford - 1924
Public Trust Offices Stratford
1924 ( Facade altered 1930's )
These Offices exhibit the best of Bates' decorative Art Deco bas-reliefs based on Maori design elements.
A substantial pediment originally topped the facade.(See the 1928 photograph above) This was presumably removed soon after the Napier earthquake in 1931. The facade was substantially modernized at the same time.