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Tale of Two Houses

Auckland Heritage Week At the Vic The first stage of two brave and fascinating restorations of historic Devonport houses feature in this 30 minute documentary film and talk by local experts. One house is a grandly dilapidated 1890’s mansion at the top of Mays Street with grandstand views over the harbour. Some thought it was beyond saving but architect Fraser Gillies has been given the job of restoring it for its new Russian owner. The other is a 140 year old Church Street cottage in remarkably original condition which the owners plan to faithfully restore. Renowned conservation architect Jeremy Salmond describes it as astonishing that a house like this still exists in Devonport. The film looks at the history of the two homes, the people who lived in them and we’ll explain how owners can research their own houses. 30 September, 7. 30pm at the Victoria Theatre $12 - Proceeds Devonport Heritage

1hr 40mins long