An Old Building in Kate Sheppard Place

Kate Sheppard Place
Thorndon, Wellington
The name of the street may have changed - it was once Sydney street but this intriguing building continues. It was built by Wellington City in 1925 and contains (or contained ) an electricity substation and a flat. It has long been a source of curiosity for people interested in its architecture. Its designer is unknown.

"The Sydney Street Substation is historically significant as one of the first substations to be constructed after the Capital switched to Mangahao power in 1924."

Kate Sheppard, (1847-1934) in whose honour the street was renamed is recognised as the leader of the fight to win the right for New Zealand women to vote.

Her image appears on New Zealand's $10 note.
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  • Former sub-station
    Former sub-station
  • Window detail
    Window detail
  • The City Crest
    The City Crest
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