A very rare arcade and one of the earliest shopping malls in New Zealand. The arcade was built in the late Victorian-Edwardian era. A large ornate brick building, the Strand Arcade reflected new trends in retail development. In particular, the structure incorporated a glass-covered passageway linking Queen and Elliott Streets – a precursor to the modern shopping mall. For more details, Strand Arcade.
Auckland Strand forms part of the heritage landscape of Auckland, learn more about Heritage buildings in Auckland.