Heritage Heroes

Lopdell House: Titirangi
The $20 million revamp of Titirangi’s Lopdell House is stepping up in the New Year with work starting on strengthening its frame and refurbishing the building.
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The Imperial restoration: 44-56 Queen Street Auckland
What’s unusual about the development is that, although the buildings have heritage protection on their Queen St frontage, it doesn’t extend to the rear of the buildings which push through to Fort Lane. If it had wanted to, Phillimore could have demolished the rear site and put up a high-rise to match the glass and concrete ugliness that defines Auckland’s CBD.
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Auckland Town Hall:
Auckland Town Hall was opened in 1911 and underwent a $33 million restoration in 1997. The original architects were JJ & E Clarke who won a competition to tender designs and drawings for a Town Hall to suit the particular site.

T & G Building and Reslau House: corner of Elliott Street and Wellesley Streets Auckland Central
The T & G Building was built as a warehouse in the late 1880s for Archibald & Sons, before conversion and remodelling into offices in 1929 for Temperance and General Insurance (T & G).
The building underwent a meticulous four-year renovation completed in 2005, which uncovered and restored many of the original features of the building including paint finishes and colours of the 19th-century era.
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Tepid Baths
Auckland’s landmark Tepid Baths received a two year $15.8 million restoration. Historic features have been enhanced, the council says. Cabanas around the learners’ pool and main pool have been built to match the original 1914 design.
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