Friday, March 12, 2010

Postcard of St Andrews Presbyterian, Auckland

Found at one of my favourite second-hand bookstore haunts, Ariel Books on Symonds Street -- a postcard showing St Andrews, probably dating from the 1930s, judging by the fact that the museum on the domain ius in the background.

The stone main church was built in 1847-1850, while the portico and tower were added in the 1880s. The building immediately behind has now gone, replaced by a carpark.

Waterloo Quadrant, Alten Road, Anzac Ave and Symonds Street intersection is a horrendously busy one at the best of times today. Back then, the photographer caught just one car in shot -- and no traffic lights. Still working out exactly how the image was taken, and where ...

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