Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Misadventure By Automobile - Perrett's Corner circa 1928

Evening Post Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library

Misadventure by horseless carriage at Perrett's corner, circa 1928. The wreckage is at the Willis Street - Boulcott street corner with Perrett's corner the spot at which the photographer is positioned. One wonders what other tangles have occurred at this busy intersection between pedestrians, horse & cart, trams, cars, trucks, and buses.

The Old Identities Hotel, now the Albert Hotel, is lit up. In May 1929 it is demolished to make way for the new Hotel St George completed in 1931. The figures of the Old Identities of Wellington may be seen above the doors and windows.

Note the bricked or cobbled street that has replaced the dirt surface from the early 1900s.

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