Farm Photo of the Day: Commercial Hotel Mangawhare, Dargaville #NorthlandNZ #farmvoices
The Commercial Hotel replaced the original that burned down in 1886. By 1896 the new building had been constructed by the well known trotting legend and builder John Rowe. Rowe built a number of hotels in the Kaipara District and Northland including the Central Hotel in Dargaville, as well as the Maungaturoto Hotel, Pahi Hotel, and Kaihu Tavern. It's a lovely old building now used as a bed and breakfast.