Wellington Harbour Board Head Office and Bond Store facts for kids
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|Former names||Wellington Harbour Board Head Office and Bond Store|
|Architectural style||French Second Empire|
|Location||Jervois Quay, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Current tenants||Wellington Museum|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Frederick de Jersey Clere|
It was commissioned in 1890 by the Wellington Harbour Board to replace wooden buildings from the 1860s, designed by Frederick de Jersey Clere in the French Second Empire style, and completed in 1892.
The building was owned by the Wellington Harbour Board, but in 1989 with the reorganisation of local bodies throughout New Zealand, the commercial functions of the WHB were transferred to Centreport a Regional Council-owned company. Some property owned by the WHB was transferred to the Wellington City Council.
The building, now known as the Bond Store, is classified as a "Category 1" ("places of 'special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value'") historic place by Heritage New Zealand.
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