Building Today, Volume 1 Number 2 (January 1937)
Chilwell & Trevithick, FF.N.Z.I.A., AA.R.I.B.A., Architects.
The illustrations show a recent Modernising of an Old Building in Albert Street. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ This building was originally occupied by Messrs. Pullan and Armitage Ltd., and is reminiscent of the old coaching days. That portion of the property on the left hand side was Buckland's Horse Market, and the large building was a Livery and Bait Stable. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ A careful comparison of the two illustrations will indicate the general scheme. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ It was necessary to cut away a portion of the projecting piers on the ground floor portion of the larger building and to pack out the smaller building to an even street alignment. The main supporting piers are left intact and, where requisite, strengthened to requirements. The whole of the ground and first floor openings were brought into alignment and transome lights inserted above the garage and show window openings. This work involved inserting new lintels throughout the length of the building on the ground floor and first floors, involving careful shoring and needle-pinning. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Steel windows replace the old D.H. sashes and frames and roller shutters replace the old garage doors. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ The parapets were straightened and horizontal sinkings cut into the existing brickwork. ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ The whole of the building is finished in coloured stucco, shaded throughout its height with green opaque gloss on show window sills and round the heads of the piers.