The Urinals of Tram Shelter

Tram Shelter is a historic building located in Napier, New Zealand. It used to serve as a passenger shelter during the two decades in the early 20th century when Napier operated a tram system. This building has been preserved as a landmark.

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These photos were sent in by Levern/Shanks. He writes: "I was on a bike ride around Napier, New Zealand, and made a wrong turn. It led me, however, to this gem. It is an old tram (streetcar) shelter, and includes toilet facilities. These Shanks urinals likely date back to 1911, and the Barrhead reference is to the town in Scotland where Shanks manufactured their plumbing products. The copper cistern is in a class of its own - it almost looks home built. The city centre of Napier was destroyed by a major earthquake in 1931, and was rebuilt in art deco or Moderne style."