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OLD SHIPPING OFFICE
Akaroa’s Old Shipping Office is one of New Zealand’s finest – and smallest – examples of an elaborately Italianate style executed in timber.
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Public Buildings
ORIGINAL TOWN HALL
A commercial building for most of its life, the original Town Hall, built in 1864 was an important gathering place in early Akaroa.
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Public Buildings
PHOENIX LODGE
A simple building with understated Classical detailing, this hall has been the meeting place of a lodge for all its life.
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Commercial Buildings
PHOTOGRAPHER’S STUDIO
Built hard against the street as a shop, this picturesque building has an older cottage tucked away behind it.
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Dwellings
RODRIGUES COTTAGE
This typical colonial cottage is given historical interest from its early associations with an early settler who came to Akaroa from the island of Madeira.
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Dwellings
ROSE COTTAGE
Original features such as board and batten cladding and simple bargeboards identify the older part of this cottage as early.
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Structures and Sites
RUE JOLIE BRIDGE
A solid brick balustrade is an attractive feature of this 1878 bridge.
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Commercial Buildings
SHOP, 65 BEACH ROAD
The varied career of this simple shop of the late 19th century makes it typical of small-town commercial premises in New Zealand.
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Commercial Buildings
SHOP, 67 BEACH ROAD
Though its street frontage has been altered, this is one of the oldest surviving shop buildings on Beach Road.
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Commercial Buildings
SHOP, 69 BEACH ROAD
A simple square building with a hipped roof, this building returned around 2000 to being the two shops it had accommodated at the start of its life.
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