Tram shelter

A humble building...

...that references 18th century English Georgian architecture.

This facility - a waiting room and toilet - was built in 1910, reflecting municipal architecture of the era. The combination of brickwork with corner and arch ‘rustication’ (the appearance of big masonry blocks) is intended to show solidity and permanence.

Where is it?

105 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • <p>Cars, trucks, trams, motorcycles held up in a traffic jam on the intersection of  Symonds Street and Grafton Bridge, c1930s. <em>Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 7-A11030.</em></p>
  • <p>Showing a group of women gathered outside the bus shelter at the Symonds Street end of Grafton Bridge selling flowers and flower seeds for Mothers Day in aid of the Childrens Hospital Red Cross Fund, c1911. <em>Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1037-1.</em></p>
  • <p>Postcard showing tram shelter on the corner of Symonds Street and Grafton Bridge, date unknown.</p>