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East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights

Criterion Hotel

  • 48 Emerson St. Map It
  • Napier
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Updated 02/18/2014

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This is typical of the Spanish Mission style, which Napier took on because of its success in Santa Barbara, California, where an earthquake had similarly wreaked havoc just a few years before the New Zealand catastrophe. It has smooth plastered concrete walls (in imitation of adobe construction) and tiled parapets. The small square windows and larger round-arched glass doors also reflect features of mud-brick construction.

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48 Emerson St., Napier, Hawke's Bay, 4110, New Zealand

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Updated 02/18/2014


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