From the early 1900s to the 1960s, Freemans Bay was considered Auckland’s slum. In the 1950s the city council started an urban renewal scheme there. Many of its old houses were demolished and replaced by flats and town houses. This area – in Beresford Street and Whitson Terrace – is being cleared for city council flats for low-income people. The large gasometer (top right) stored gas for cooking and heating.
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