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Block From Essex Road To Ngauruhoe Street

Block From Essex Road To Ngauruhoe Street

 This block consists of a variety of buildings dating from as early as the nineteenth century. Many retain original shop front and interior details. Land was initially subdivided for housing, and villas were built facing onto Mt Eden Road. Between 1910 and 1920, with...

Corner Of Essex Road

Corner Of Essex Road

 This prominent corner building was erected prior to 1905. Photos show that this side of Mt Eden Road was almost completely unbuilt, rural land in the late 1880s. Designed in a classical italianate style, this building was a significant addition to the village...

Early Shops

Early Shops

 In 1873 Alfred Cucksey established a store in a timber building on this site. Stokes Road on the southern boundary was dedicated in the same year. By 1905 newer, larger premises were desired and the brick Cucksey's building was built to the design of architect J.M....

Eden Hall & Poronui Flats

Eden Hall & Poronui Flats

 These are some of a number of small blocks of flats, which were built around the 1920s and 1930s in Mt Eden Road and surrounding streets. Another new feature of the area around this time were the numerous garages and carports constructed on many residential sites to...

Former Post Office

Former Post Office

 Though there had been a postal bureau in Mt Eden since 1885, the area did not have its own purpose built Post Office until 1909 when this building was erected. It originally housed a mailroom, and public area on the ground floor with accommodation above. It retains...

Garage & Marriots Building

Garage & Marriots Building

 In 1896 the Mt Eden Bowling Club was established on this site. In 1926 the club decided to relocate to Nicholson Park and the property was sold. In early 1930 and 1931 plans were drawn up for shops with dwellings attached, and a petrol station and garage. Soon the...

Grange Road To Fairview Road

Grange Road To Fairview Road

 This block retains some of the original, substantial residences built close to the village around the turn of the 20th century. The stone walls are a prominent feature in Mt Eden, and some are likely to relate to early rural boundary locations.

Greyfriars Church

Greyfriars Church

 Originally known as the Mt Eden Presbyterian Church, this reinforced concrete building was erected in 1916 and opened in 1917. The design was the work of architect Thomas Mullions and it was built by Archibald Grandison. In 1921 the basement was converted into...

St Barnabas Church

St Barnabas Church

As the oldest church building in Mt Eden, St Barnabas began its life as a Maori chapel at Dunlop Point (Mechanics Bay). Built of pit-sawn Kauri under the direction of Bishop Selwyn to the design of architect Frederick Thatcher. The church fell into disuse on its...