Empire Hotel. ca 1889-1890.
Corner Richmond and Jackson Streets. One of the earliest photos of this part of Jackson Street. Notice the building to the right of the Empire, with the Statue on the roof. The statue is of Sir Robert Peel. The building is The Temperance Building, which was also The first home of the Petone workingmen’s Club. (Johnston 70)
Johnston, Warwick. The Life of Jackson Street, Lower Hut. 2015. Print.
Ref: PAColl-5927-45. ATL
Colourising by Brendan Graham