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

July 15, 2016

Padlocked

Filed under: Buildings,Henderson — paul @ 9:04 am
Padlock

Padlocked

Detail of the former “Corban’s Original Wine Shop” in Henderson. Between Great North Road and the railway line. And here is the story:

A prohibition majority in 1909 meant that the selling of wine in Henderson was illegal, but as the Henderson no-licence boundary ran along the railway line, the Corbans built a depot here to sell their wine. Boundary changes later closed this depot.

Now part of the Corban Estate Art Centre (which is very much open to the public!).

Corban's Wine Depot, Henderson

Corban’s Wine Depot, Henderson

1 Comment

  1. Great shade of blue on the door!

    Comment by William Kendall — July 15, 2016 @ 9:19 am

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