AMP Society Building

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AMP Society Building
AMP Society Building 035.JPG
General information
Architectural style Italian renaissance
Location 86-90 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates Coordinates: 41°17′07″S 174°46′36″E / 41.285401°S 174.776623°E / -41.285401; 174.776623
Completed 1928
Design and construction
Architect Clere & Clere (F de J and E H de J)
Main contractor Clere & Clere
Designated 1-Sep-1983
Reference no. 209

AMP Society Building is a historic building on Customhouse Quay, Wellington, New Zealand.

The Australian Mutual Provident society was founded in 1849 and established a branch on Featherston Street, Wellington in 1871. The AMP Society Building was built in 1928, and features a classical facade of grey New Zealand granite and sandstone from the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales.[1]

The building is classified as a "Category I" ("places of special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value") historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.[2]

It is currently occupied by the Sport New Zealand and other government entities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kernohan, D. (1994). "Wellington's Old Buildings", Wellington: Victoria University Press
  2. ^ "AMP Society Building". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-12-21.