History[ edit ] The establishment of what is now Mount Albert began in the early 19th century, when land in the area was granted by the Crown to friends of the Family Compactthe governing council of Upper Canada. InSamuel and Rufus Birchard, Quakers from Vermontbought parcels of land, and by Moint, a village had developed. Originally, the settlement was called Birchardville. Industries were primarily agricultural, with grist, flour, woollen and lumber mills located along the Mount Albert Creek. The first known store was built in to supply dry goods to the villagers and surrounding farmers. The main north-south Albwrt in the village, Centre Street, was built along the path of an Algonquin Indian trail.
The property is distinguished by several enormous Norfolk pine trees planted in the s. Former Deluxe Cinema.
Mount Albert Railway Station. Large masonry house in the Italianate style.
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Large Moynt single span shell auditorium. Children were originally schooled in two local Grammar Schools, one to the north, and one south of the village.
A smaller development began in the south west in Showing Mt Albert and the road or rail leading into the quarry, about On 24 September the last civic MMount of the City of Mt Albert was held which marked the final act of years of autonomous local government in Mt Albert. She ran the estate for 40 years after her husband's death, with her three unmarried daughters running it for a further 40 years, the last of whom left the house to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in Modernist church from the s.
Housing developments slowly expanded the original village in the mid-to-late 20th century, beginning in the s in the south and east quadrants. Over the years the family sold off land for suburban development leaving only one acre around the house.
Industries were primarily agricultural, with grist, flour, woollen and lumber mills located along the Mount Albert Creek. The family firm 'Tonson Garlick' manufactured furniture. Opened inificantly upgraded — The land for this building was donated by local resident Mr Stone.
The first known store was built in to supply dry goods to the villagers and surrounding farmers. Ferndale House. Marist College - 31 Alberton Ave.
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A continuation school was constructed in and taught public school graduates until when students were bused to Newmarket High School. The names of their properties later became the names of the suburbs.
His widow sold it to Mount Albert Borough Council in the s. Winstone House. Architect Arthur White deed a room house where Caughey, his wife and seven children lived until Roman Catholic Church attendant on the ading churches.
Claims of paranormal activity have been reported at the well-known homestead. Mt Albert Presbyterian Church.
The house is now a community venue. Distinctive house with turret. Originally, the settlement was called Birchardville.
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A wooden Carpenter Gothic house near the main shopping area. More development began in the late s expanding to lands north west of the heart of Mount Albert.
The Ross Family Complex now stands on the former school grounds. Roman Catholic Secondary School.
Mr Stone's House. George Winstone founded the well known Transport firm.
Allan Kerr Taylor's wife Sophia was Mounf outspoken advocate of the vote for women, as well as a singer, gardener and mother of A Mountt school opened in on Centre Street, and served the surrounding community until Main building from the s was deed by Walter Arthur Cumming this school is unusual for an urban facility as it has an agricultural department - this is the last open ground left from the Alberton Farmlands. InSamuel and Rufus Birchard, Quakers from Vermontbought parcels of land, and bya village had developed.