Thursday, December 1, 2016

A trip out West to Falls Restaurant I

The Falls Hotel is a two story Kauri building built in 1854 by “Long John” McLeod, a mill manager for Thomas Henderson (the founder of Henderson). It was originally built on the corner of, what is now known as Rail Side Avenue and The Great North Road, and was constructed to provide accommodation for the workers at Henderson Mill.
According to historians, the original Hotel had 22 rooms, a small general store, and handled the local mail. The first hotel manager was John McLeod although it is not known if this is the same John McLeod who built the building.

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