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Old Napier 1931

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Herschell Street, Napier. The photograph shows sailors, probably from HMS Veronica, two firemen and unidentified men pulling down what remains of a building damaged by the 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. The image is taken at the corner of Herschell Street and Tennyson Street. The road has been cleared of debris to allow vehicle and public access. Damaged buildings are visible in the background. Photographer, Percy Sorrell. Date, 3 February 1931. South Pacific, Pacific Ocean, State Of Arizona, Firemen, Sailors, Veronica, New Zealand, Vehicle, Buildings

Herschell Street, Napier

The photograph shows sailors, probably from HMS Veronica, two firemen and unidentified men pulling down what remains of a building damaged by the 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. The image is taken at the corner of Herschell Street and Tennyson Street. The road has been cleared of debris to allow vehicle and public access. Damaged buildings are visible in the background.

The photograph shows Hastings Street, Napier taken after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire of 3 February 1931. The debris from the damaged buildings has been removed and the land cleared. Rebuilding of shops and business premises has begun. The buildings from left to right are Ritchies, Harstons Limited and Ringland Brothers (Bros). The tram line is still present as part of the road. The beginning of Shakespeare Street can be seen. Photographer, unknown. Date, 1932. Bay News, Shakespeare, New Zealand, Buildings, February, Photograph, Shops, Fire, Street

Hastings Street, Napier

The photograph shows Hastings Street, Napier taken after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire of 3 February 1931. The debris from the damaged buildings has been removed and the land cleared. Rebuilding of shops and business premises has begun. The buildings from left to right are Ritchies, Harstons Limited and Ringland Brothers (Bros). The tram line is still present as part of the road. The beginning of Shakespeare Street can be seen.

The photograph shows rebuilding of shops and businesses in Dalton Street, Napier. The previous buildings were destroyed in the 3 February 1931 earthquake. Hallenstein Brothers shop is shown on the right. Buildings, February, Forget, Photograph, Shops, Street View, Photography, Tents, Photographs

Dalton Street, Napier

The photograph shows rebuilding of shops and businesses in Dalton Street, Napier. The previous buildings were destroyed in the 3 February 1931 earthquake. Hallenstein Brothers shop is shown on the right.

Emerson Street, Napier 70656 The photograph shows Emerson Street, Napier after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire which occurr. South Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Italian Campaign, State Of Arizona, World War I, Slovenia, Wwi, Old Photos

Emerson Street, Napier

The photograph shows Emerson Street, Napier after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire which occurred on 3 February 1931. The exterior walls of the buildings are all that are left standing. Scorch marks can be seen on some of the walls.

The photograph shows that the devastation caused to the Napier central business district by the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake has been cleaned up and the construction of new buildings begun. Central Business District, Buildings, February, Photograph, Art Deco, Street View, Construction, Outdoor, Fotografia

Rebuilding in Napier central business district

The photograph shows that the devastation caused to the Napier central business district by the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake has been cleaned up and the construction of new buildings begun.

Tennyson Street, Napier Sailor, Fire, Street, Walkway, Nautical

Tennyson Street, Napier

The photograph shows Tennyson Street, Napier, after the 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. Smoke is visible amongst the buildings of which only the walls remain. A policeman stands holding his bicycle and a sailor can be seen in the background both looking towards the source of the smoke.

Motoring magic from the wonder age of deco – part 1 Art Deco Car, Streamline Moderne, Hollywood Fashion, Air Show, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Pilgrimage, Party Fashion, Love Art, Art Nouveau

Motoring magic from the wonder age of deco – part 1

I made the pilgrimage this year to my home town of Napier, New Zealand – and its annual Art Deco weekend – three or four days of Golden Age Hollywood style partying with air shows, vint…