Story: Wairarapa places

Faux heritage?

Faux heritage?

Greytown is celebrated for the Victorian-era wooden buildings that line its main street. However, some are not what they seem. The former Bank of New Zealand (far left) is close to its original appearance – but the middle structure has a new frontage, designed to look old. Critics claim that such buildings are faux heritage.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Greytown', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12022/faux-heritage (accessed 26 May 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015