Friday, January 22, 2010

Groceries and bullets at Mt Eden Road

On the corner of Stokes Road, the bottom part almost completely hidden by produce crates, sits a gem of heritage art on control boxes. It features the Woods Store (still in existence up the road at Esplanade).




At the left of these two shots is the CAC (Colonial Ammunition Company) shot tower, which is also still around (and has a heritage registration). Some more info on the two structures, and on Mt Eden's old industrial area, at the Auckland City Council website.


  1. What a great find! And good to see that I am not the only one who 'collects' painted boxes and transformers. This one is new to me.

    Apart from being decorative, they sometimes are, as in this case, great history lessons - until someone comes and either replaces the cabinet or paints it over (because of too many tags?).

    Congratulations also on your photo essay about Newmarket station, an excellent read.

  2. Hi Paul, and thanks! Yes, when I saw your site the other day, I thought -- Cool! There's another one photographing the boxes and stuff! They've become something of a sub-hobby of mine. Cheers!