Barron Building and Rattray Street

David Murray, Assistant Archivist (Archives & Manuscripts) at the Hocken / Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago, has kindly fowarded three historical images for readers’ interest.

Circa 1880 photograph of the Barron building, JW Allen photographer
Hocken Collections [c/n F405/16]

Circa 1920s photograph of the building
Hocken Collections [c/n E2851/36]

Rattray Street circa 1900
Hocken Collections [c/n E3856/42]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Update 14 January 2010:

Images by Paul Le Comte

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One response to “Barron Building and Rattray Street

  1. Wow thanks David. That first pic shows the pure beauty and genius of the building. I’d challenge anyone to disagree that this building when it was built wasn’t the equal of any anywhere on the globe.

    I’m struck by the beauty and strength of the bottom floor, which unfortunately had been lost by the 20s.

    I’ve added a couple of pics from today where removal of the wall has gone way further than the parapet.

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