Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 23, 2010

Pah Homestead

Filed under: Art,Buildings,Hillsborough,Parks — paul @ 7:28 am
Pah Homestead from the Park

Pah Homestead from the Park

This is the Pah Homestead, the new home of the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre mentioned in yesterday’s post. Built between 1877 and 1879 for the Auckland businessman James Williamson as ‘gentleman’s residence’, it was one of the largest houses of the period. An impressive mansion, housing an impressive collection of contemporary New Zealand art. All this surrounded by Monte Cecilia Park.

(More information on the website.)

Pah Homestead, Detail

Pah Homestead, Detail

View towards East

View towards East


  1. What a lovely building.

    Comment by joan — August 23, 2010 @ 11:02 am

  2. What a grand old mansion. The style is interesting. It would be hard to classify it. I like the multiple columns around the lower porch.

    Comment by Tulsa Gentleman — August 23, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

  3. Visiting the homestead ws a beautiful experience. The art was inspiring, more so because it is viewed in this wonderful environment.

    Comment by Annie Glancey — August 29, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

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