The Writing’s on the Wall: Memories of the Manor Place Toilets
19 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Manor Place Toilets, Market Reserve, 650 Princes Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
This Saturday, celebrate World Toilet Day by paying a visit to the historic Manor Place Conveniences in Market Reserve.
These public toilets were built on the corner of Manor Place and Princes Street in 1912 and were designed to reflect the shape of Dunedin’s iconic Octagon. Until recently they have been bricked up and largely forgotten about, which has led to their survival.
The Otago-Southland Office of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is currently working on a heritage listing report for this intriguing building. As part of this, they are seeking public feedback, including ideas for how the space could be used in the future.
1. Did you know the brick structure was a toilet? 2. What do you know about the history of the Manor Place Conveniences? 3. How do you think this space could be used in the future?
Come and chat with them in person on Saturday, or send your thoughts and memories through to email@example.com