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The Dunedin Opera-house Company’s Now Buildings.

Tho new buildings to be erected by this company on the Stafford street frontage of their property will prove a distinct improvement to the neighborhood. We to-day inspected the plans prepared by Mr F. W. Pct-e, on which tho contract has been lot. The building will bo a two-storey one, of brick, tho whole of the front being tastefully executed in Port Chalmers, Oamaru, and Waikawa rtone. Fronting the street will be two shops opening on to tno street, and the wide corridors leading through to the theatre. Between these will be the main hotel entrance—a wide, tastefully-arched doorway. Below these shops will be roomy shades, lavatories, etc.; and behind these again ample cellarage accommodation. At the hack, on the ground floor, are a large billiard room, four private supper rotmq bar rooms, offices, etc.; and still farther back, and communicating wi hj the passag-.s leading to tho theatre, is a large grill and supper room, 27ft x 32ft, opening into rhe ample promenade between the theatre and other buildings. The space behind the bud ii- g is to be utilised in vaiiouswajs. It will bo G6ft wide by nearly 90ft deep, roofed over, and having an asphalt floor, so that space for a tennis court and other amusements will be provided. The entrance to tho dress circle and stalls of the new theatre will bo from Stafford street by a wide passage on the lower side of the new building through this promenade space, while the patrons of (ho pit and family circle will have a similar entrance adjoining Messrs Ross and G'endining’s warehouse. On tho second floor of the building will bo the dining room, kitchen, bathroom, etc., tho remainder of the space being occupied by bedrooms, sitting rooms, etc. The contractors for the new building are Messrs White and Knowles. Plans are now being prepared for the Theatre, and tho work will be commenced immediately the existing tenancies have expired.

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The Dunedin Opera-house Company’s Now Buildings., Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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The Dunedin Opera-house Company’s Now Buildings. Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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