Edwardian Baroque

This style was fashionable in the early 20th century. A few important buildings in New Zealand that exemplify this post-Victorian, decorative ‘celebratory’ (and often earthquake prone) style are: the Dunedin railway station (1907) by George Troup; and the Public Trust Building in Wellington (1909) by John Campbell, and the Auckland Ferry terminal (1912) by Alex Wiseman. Many Edwardian buildings around New Zealand have since been pulled down and replaced by more utilitarian or ‘puritanical’ modernist buildings.