Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lambton Quay trams, Wellington, 1940s

Two views, likely taken on the same day, of traffic in Wellington's main shopping street of Lambton Quay (originally it was the shoreline), probably late 1940s.  The top view is the intersection of Lambton Quay (to the left), Customhouse Quay (to the right) and Willis Street (the continuation of Customhouse Quay which begins at this point).

The lower view shows a tram about half way along, with the once well-known Drapery Importing Company or DIC department store to the left.  This building still exists, but the lower level is now separate boutiques.  All the buildings on the right except one have now been demolished and replaced.

For lots more, see the books Wellington: a Capital Century and Wellington Transport Memories.

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