Backhouse Building (UCOL)

28 Taupo Quay, Wanganui
Wanganui, Manawatu
This is one of the largest buildings in Wanganui. Architects, Sidney and Alfred Luttrell, were known to have been influenced by the “Chicago style” of high-rise buildings developed from the 1880s. The internal steel frames of these early high-rise buildings meant that the walls were no longer load-bearing and therefore the height of the buildings could increase and windows, rather than masonry, could dominate the exterior.

It was built as a warehouse in 1926 and now serves as teaching space for UCOL.
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