Story: Regional cultural life

The French Maid Coffee House

The French Maid Coffee House

The interior of the French Maid Coffee House in Lambton Quay, Wellington, in the 1940s shows some of the artworks that were regularly displayed on its walls. The French Maid provided a location for urban intellectuals and European émigrés to meet during those years.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Arthur Singleton Papers
Reference: MS-Papers-1977-01
Photograph by Leo Morel

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Pip Howells, 'Regional cultural life - Flourishing regional cultures, 1945 to 2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Pip Howells, published 22 Oct 2014