Touring Gisborne’s historic homes

Touring Gisborne’s historic homes

ARCHITECTURAL features will combine with stories about past lives and ways of life as Gisborne architect James Blackburne guides a Historic Places Tairawhiti bus tour of city houses on Sunday. The heritage tour includes some of the many humble and grand houses in Gisborne, dating back over a century, and includes lunch at Mr Blackburne’s own historic property on the banks of the Waimata River. Designed by Burr and Mirfield, whose public buildings included the Kaiti Freezing Works and Masonic Hotel, the Harris Street house was built in 1925 for…

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