Story: Building stone

Kinder House

Kinder House

Kinder House, at 2 Ayr Street, Parnell, Auckland, was built in 1856–57 by stonemason Benjamin Street, using lava collected from the foreshore of Rangitoto Island. The walls are of random rubble held together with mortar. The facings around the corners, doors and windows are of large squared blocks.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Igneous rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006