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State houses: Upper Greys Avenue flats (3rd of 4)

State houses: Upper Greys Avenue flats

As well as suburban housing, the government built inner-city rental flats for single people, childless couples and those who preferred city life. These are the Upper Greys Avenue Flats in Auckland, designed by government architect Gordon Wilson and completed in 1958. This photograph was taken in 1964 and juxtaposes the gleaming new flats with one of the Victorian-era dwellings they replaced.

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Ben Schrader, 'Housing and government - State loans and state houses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012