The Stone Store in Kerikeri was built in 1833. Currently it is still a store, selling wonderful well made, authentic items that would have been for sale during the 1840's.
The building next to the Stone Store is Kemp House - the oldest building in New Zealand - built in 1819.
|The Stone Store, Kerikeri, and Kemp House|
I bought a couple of brushes for my kitchen.
The store staff are in period costume and they take tours through the building every hour.
I loved that they even had glass jars of old fashioned boiled lollies for sale behind the counter.
Years ago Derek collected some of the hand made nails that were used in the original shingle roof, as they were tossed away by the builders doing the reroof.