Quinn's Arcade; Unknown; c1907 -1918; P1951

Name/Title

Quinn's Arcade

About this object

Quinns Arcade was built in 1906 by William Quinn designed as an indoor shopping arcade to service the residents of Waimate. The arcade which ran from High to Grigson Streets with about twelve small shops. Unfortunately the shopping arcade wasn't successful and in 1918 it was remodelled into a movie theatre and billiards hall - the theatre opened on 20 March 1920. The theatre continued to operate successfully until a disastrous fire occurred on June 29, 1955. Since that time the arcade has been used for a range of shops and storage. The building has been purchased by Project Waimate with the intent to restore it.

Place Made

New Zealand

Maker

Unknown

Date Made

c1907 -1918

Medium and Materials

photographic print

Subject and Association Description

Quinns Arcadia showing front entrance with people and some retail items.

Collection

Photograph Collection

Credit Line

Unknown

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

P1951

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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Arcade
Arcadia

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