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AKAROA POST OFFICE

NEW BUILDING.

The new Akaroa Post Office, for which tenders are now called, muob resembles the brick building for which tenders wore called previously. The

building will bo a cream coloured rough oast, with fMdgewater or Marseilles tiles for nv.f, and a gable of dressed tofcar* shingles sawn square and painted green. On tho ground floor, which will bo the business portion of tho building, tho main entrance will ba facing the Bank of New Zealand. A -posting recess 10 xl 2 will be in tho middle of the building, and tho main ontranoe to the left. The publio room is 26 x 12-a great improvement upon the present narrow space. Immediately behind the pub lie room is the telephone bureau, 1 x 4, and tbe postmaster's room, 10 x 12, The main part of the right side of the building is taken up by the mail room, whioh is 25 x 80, and which also leads into the postmaster's room. Tho strongroom, sft. 6m. x 7ft.,, is at the back of tbe mail-room, and the telephone room, 12 x 11, is »so at the rear of tha building. All the latest sanitary and ventilating arrangements will be made, the windows being of the new style of folding windows, with improved system of ventilation, The private boxes will be in a special room, but it will be very inconvenient if the room is looked after office hours, as people often wish to get their mails after the offioe hag closed. In fact, tbat is one of the advantages of having a private box. The upper storey will bo the private residence of the postmaster and family, and consists of seven rooms, with bathroom, and a wide balcony overlooking Balgueri street. The entrance to the private residence will be from a stairway on the side of tbe building "overlooking Balgueri street. The building will be set well back on tbe section, and promises to be not only a convenient post office and residence, but an ornamental building

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AKAROA POST OFFICE, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913

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AKAROA POST OFFICE Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913

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