|State Theatre Hamilton 1939|
The building would be tennanted by the Fountain City Church, until it was purchased in 2001 by Bayleys Real Estate, who, initially where going to demolish they building. Truth be told, they may as well have, there is not a lot left of it. The building was kept as it turned out to be one of the regions first reinforced concrete buildings, but for the most part, was gutted and stripped of it's architectural features, as my following photos show.
|Ex State Theatre Hamilton 2011 - Bayleys Building|
|The original concrete panels are visible on the London Street facade|
|Only minor details of the State Theatre survive|
|The only significant detail of the orginal facade of the State Theatre.|
|State Theatre, next to it's modern counterpart, the Victoria Cinema|