Ex-confectionery factory recognised for historical value

 

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An early Dunedin confectionery factory has been recognised for its historical value.
Heritage New Zealand has listed the former Romison's Confectionery Works building in Great King St as a Category 2 historic place.
 
Designed in 1910, the triple-brick building is home to the University Book Shop.
 
Heritage New Zealand said the building was built for Russian Jewish emigrant Julius Romison, who arrived in Dunedin during the mid-1880s.
 
After outgrowing the premises, Romison commissioned a purpose-built confectionery works, before the business shifted to Oamaru in the 1940s.
 
Today that company survives as Rainbow Confectionery.
 
The original factory building became the University Book Shop in 1962.
 
Category 2 historic places are deemed to be of historical or cultural significance or value.
 

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