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Masonic Park

Masonic Park - site of the Masonic Hotel (1866-1993):  The Masonic Hotel was built prior to December 1866. Despite attempts to save it, the historic building was demolished in 1993 and an open space reserve created on the site. Workers upgrading the park found historic artefacts and archaeologists excavated the site uncovering the brick foundations of large baking ovens from two different time periods, the oldest from a bakery established 147 years earlier.

Map No. 39.
73 The Strand (west),
Tauranga, 3110.

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