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Auckland Savings Bank Building
Auckland Savings Bank Outside, McDonalds.jpg
The facade of the former bank
Alternative names McDonald's Queen Street
General information
Architectural style Neo-renaissance
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Address 260 Queen Street
Current tenants McDonald's New Zealand
Completed 1884
Designated: 27 July 1988
Reference #: 4473
Auckland Savings Bank Interior, McDonalds
Parts of the old interiors are still visible.

The Auckland Savings Bank Building is an historic building located at 260 Queen Street, Auckland CBD. Built in 1884, the premises was formerly owned by the Auckland Savings Bank. In 1977, the building was acquired by the newly-established McDonald's New Zealand and was converted into a fast food restaurant. It was the first McDonald's restaurant in Auckland and only the second in New Zealand (behind Porirua). Much of the facade and interior design have been renovated and preserved.


Designed by Edward Bartley, the facade was inspired by Italian Renaissance palazzi, a style much used by commerce and banking during some eras. It is one of the few remaining buildings on Queen Street that is over a hundred years old.

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