290 Cuba Street, Wellington

A minor landmark in Wellington, both for its fastfood history in a student area and its location on the top T of alternative Cuba Street. Squeezed into 1/2 width-ways to fit the panel and with a renovated facade (it is in very poor repair at present, clearly not an issue in the late-night fried chicken market).

An unremarkable useage history it seems, although generations of chickens might disagree. Not sure I’d fancy living above a greasy spoon all night cafe (shout out to Amanda who lived next door..).

According to Heritage NZ:”290 Cuba Street is a good representative example of a 1900s timber shop/dwelling. This building has architectural value due to the retention of original materials and most of the façade/shop front”.

Oils on panel 60x30cm. Sold at Mana Arts Trail 2019

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