St Bathans Post Office stands tall with category 1 heritage listing


Central News 17 June 2021 Designed by Public Works Department architect in 1909, the St Bathans Post Office has gained a category 1 heritage listing in recognition of its outstanding and nationally significant interior.  Heritage New Zealand assessment adviser, Sarah Gallagher, said the post office was a "rare and outstanding example of Victorian Post Office with the majority of the public and private residential space largely intact. Elements of the building included period wallpapers, a lead bathroom floor, patterned glass and fire escapes." Located on Department of Conservation Land, the two-story building has an chequered  history: It was the second post [...]