Story: Building materials

Auckland synagogue

Auckland synagogue

In 1886 this former synagogue on Princes Street, Auckland, was built of poured concrete, using Roche lime produced locally near Warkworth. The mass concrete was then rendered internally and externally, a common finish for concrete buildings at the time.

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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Cement and concrete', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Jeremy Salmond, published 11 Mar 2010