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Former Post & Telegraph Building
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The building at night in 2012
General information
Architectural style Art Deco
Location Herd and Chaffers Streets, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates 41°17′27″S 174°47′05″E / 41.290849°S 174.784766°E / -41.290849; 174.784766Coordinates: 41°17′27″S 174°47′05″E / 41.290849°S 174.784766°E / -41.290849; 174.784766
Completed 1939
Design and construction
Architect Edmund Anscombe
Herd Street Post Office Building, 2005
The building in 2005 before renovation

The former Post and Telegraph Building, now known as Chaffers Dock Apartments, is a building located in Wellington, New Zealand.

The building, located on Herd Street, was designed by Edmund Anscombe and built in 1939. It originally had two full-size tennis courts on the roof. The courts were later demolished to make way for a sixth storey. The building ceased to be used by New Zealand Post in the late 1980s.

The building was refurbished in the mid-2000s, and currently houses a mix of apartments, restaurants and shops. It has a Category II listing with Heritage New Zealand.

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