J. Hibbs’ General Store (864 New North Road)

Mount Albert History Walk

J. Hibbs’ General Store (864 New North Road)

Auckland, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

Created By: Auckland Council


Originally located at 785 New North Road, this wooden building on the corner of Lloyd Avenue was, in 1880, the first shop to be constructed in Mount Albert. J Hibbs’ general store and post office was subsequently let out to Mrs Saunders, a confectioner, in 1915. It has since operated as a fishmonger’s and a shoe shop before being turned over to residential use more recently. The villa-style portion behind the main building is a slightly later extension. In the 1920s, the retail sector of Mount Albert shifted slightly to the southwest, closer to the train station and the end of the tram line.

Continue along New North Road.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Mount Albert History Walk


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