The Leys Institute in St Mary’s Bay was closed yesterday with one day’s notice.
The buildings, designed in the Edwardian Baroque style and built in 1905/6 and are Listed as Category 1 by Heritage NZ and scheduled as Category A by Auckland Council.
Together the buildings have provided the community with library and gymnasium facilities continuously for over a century.
The closure is at this stage indefinite, and the reason cited was earthquake risk, although further detail was not immediately available.
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