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

December 28, 2012

Three Lamps

Filed under: History,Ponsonby,Uncategorized — paul @ 6:52 am
Three Lamps Replica, Ponsonby

Three Lamps Replica, Ponsonby

In the 1870’s a lamp post with three gas lights was erected in the middle of the intersection of Ponsonby, Jervois, College Hill and St Marys roads. And the area became known as “Three Lamps”. In the 1930’s, the 11 meters high pole was moved to the corner by what was later to become the Gluepot (a pub), but soon that disappeared, and three lamps were placed on the verandah of the hotel, above the footpath. The name lives on, and is still current in shop names, and another reincarnation of three lamps is found inside the Three Lamps Plaza.

In August of this year, a replica of the old tall lamp post was erected again, next to the former Gluepot. For more of the history, see an article in the Aucklander.

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Three Lamps on former Gluepot

Three Lamps on former Gluepot

Three Lamps inside Three Lamps Plaza

Three Lamps inside Three Lamps Plaza

1 Comment

  1. This is such an awesome street lamp!!! I love old street lamps! And it’s great to read that they did a replica to be erected where the first one used to be.
    I’m visiting from Sky Watch Friday.
    Here’s my sky:

    Regards from Barcelona.

    Comment by Aiketa — December 29, 2012 @ 5:26 am

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