Auckland Boys Grammar

Architects Arnold and AbbottĀ  had just come back from a tour of Southern California, much impressed by the Spanish-Californian mission style architecture. They won the competition and built the Auckland Boys Grammar School between 1913 – 1915.
Every time I pass by, I compulsively start humming Hotel California by The Eagles and can’t help but thinking that this otherwise beautiful building looks a tad out of place…
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