During a previous ownership, the historic Standard Insurance Building in the Exchange had its street elevation stripped of all decorative plaster detail. Fortunately for the city the current building owner, Exchange Renaissance Ltd, has honoured to reinstate the lost ornament.
Plaster craft specialist Daniel Pollard of Historic Building Conservation has been engaged to render the work.
The Standard Building at 201 Princes St is located between the old National Bank and the old Bank of New Zealand. A call for historical photographs of the original Standard Insurance Building facade has gone out to inform the facade reinstatement project.
A small number of historical photographs have been located, including the two images published here with the building owner’s permission. However, the photographs obtained provide an insufficient level of detail to successfully design and render the capitals of the arched windows.
The style of the building and the historical photographs together suggest a Corinthian-style capital was used orginally; the pilasters being square further define the shape. However, many different styles of Corinthian capitals are apparent on buildings of this era, therefore photographs of the Standard Building prior to 1969 are needed.
• Someone may have taken photographs of the old BNZ and National banks that include a view of the Standard Building’s capitals.
• Someone may hold original plans or records of the building, or know someone who was commissioned to remove the capitals in 1969.
If so, please contact Daniel Pollard, Historic Building Conservation, with your information.
Phone: 03 489 0930
Mobile: 021 047 4007
24.10.11 Former Standard Insurance building, 201 Princes St, Dunedin
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
Filed under Architecture, Design, Heritage, Inspiration, Name, People, Pics, Project management, Property, Site, Urban design
Tagged as Adaptive reuse, Building conservation, Building plans, Building records, Dunedin, Facade design, Historic heritage, Historical photographs, Old BNZ Building, Old National Bank Building, Photographs, Plaster craft, Princes St, Property investment, Redevelopment, Restoration, Standard Building, Standard Insurance Building, The Exchange
The draft plan was signed off on Wednesday not long before midnight, following the drama of the bail-out debate.
### ODT Online Sat, 17 Mar 2012
Ratepayers get chance to have say
By David Loughrey
With debate across Dunedin at fever pitch on rugby meltdowns, debt, the stadium and rates, the public will soon be able to join the cacophony, as the Dunedin City Council’s annual plan consultation begins. The recent blaze of publicity the council has faced with the Otago Rugby Football Union bail-out is bound to boost the number of irate ratepayers itching to tell the council just what they think. The consultation period starts today.
The summaries, along with the council’s latest City Talk magazine, would arrive in mailboxes across the city soon, communications co-ordinator Rodney Bryant said. The documents were also expected to be available on the council website from today.
Dunedin City Council information:
Draft Long Term Plan 2012/13 -2021/22 and Annual Plan 2012/13
The Draft Long Term Plan 2012/13 -2021/22 sets out the Council’s financial strategy of the next ten years and contains information on the changes the Council plans to make to achieve this strategy, the projects that the Council intends to complete and financial information including draft budgets, funding sources and changes to rates. The Draft Long term Plan 2012/13 -2021/22 also contains the annual plan for the 2012/13 year with information on fees and charges and council grants that are planned for the 2012/13 year.
The consultation period is your opportunity to “Have Your Say” about what you want to see included in the Council’s plans. This year the submission form includes a questionnaire about the choices the Council has made to reduce overall rates increases. Have we made the right choices?
Submissions close at 5pm, 17 April 2012.
Draft Long Term Plan Documents
This year The Draft Annual Plan related documents are made available in several file formats including PDF, HTML, E-book and Screen Reader.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
Filed under DCC, Economics, Politics, Project management, Sport, Stadiums
Tagged as Council debt CRISIS, DCC, Draft Annual Plan, Draft Long Term Plan, Dunedin City Council, Ratepayers and Residents, Submissions