Feb 13, 2012

St Aubyn Chambers building

I wouldn't say that this is an ordinary apartment building since it has this rounded shape (on the corner of St Aubyn Street and Queen Streets, New Plymouth). That being said, there is this plaque on the wall of it stating that it is historic. The inscription also mentions that the bottom floor, where people live now, originally was a service station! (as in a gas/petrol station!) The top floors were as they were but maybe offices or similar and motorists would drive in underneath. Weird!
I've asked some people who have lived their lives here if this is true, and apparently, it is. Taking this into consideration, I'd have to say that these days, it's looking pretty normal - a shadow of it's former self - but I still like it.