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Lopdell House, Titirangi

Lopdell House, Titirangi

The City Daily Photo theme for the month of March is “My Favorite Part of Town”. In my case that has to be Titirangi, and by coincidence that’s where I live. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

The picture shows one of the hubs of our village: the altogether un-village-like Lopdell House, by far the tallest building of its neighbourhood. It houses two galleries ( “Lopdell House Gallery” and the “Upstairs Gallery“), a theatre, some offices including Peter the Barber, and a bakery/cafe (“A Tavola”). Built in 1929 as a hotel, it had a varied history as school for the deaf, teacher training facility, restaurant and other uses, until it now (since 1983) embodies culture with a capital C for the region.