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98 Pendarves Street 2017

New Plymouth Buildings

 

  

Cutfield Road 

Taranaki Street Names

 

 

Alpha Flourmill Stones

Heritage Sites and Features 

Ararata Hall - 1910

Taranaki Halls


N P Cenotaph

Taranaki War Memorials WWI and WWII

 

Rowe, Henry

Plymouth Company Settlers


Waitara Post Office

Waitara Buildings

 

Cutis' Building

Inglewood Buildings

 

 Ngaere Co-op Dairy Factory

Taranaki Dairy Factories

 

 

Whangamomona Road Tunnel #1 - Northern Portal

Taranaki Tunnels


1 Ngatoki Street 2017

Urenui Buildings

St John the Evangelist

Taranaki Churches

 

1671 South Road Open2View

Oakura Buildings


 

NZ Wars Memorial

War Memorials of the  Taranaki Wars

Te Henui, New Walkway bridges

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4 George Street 2017.

4 George Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

The permit that probably relates to the construction of the present house at 4 George Street was granted by the Borough Council to builder Joseph McCracken on the 26th of September 1924 for the construction of a house on Sub 2, George Street – McCracken was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £750.

Soon after completion the bungalow was purchased by Charles and Emily Hitchcock, who both lived the remainder

5 George Street 2017.

5 George Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

The permit that probably relates to the construction of the present house at 5 George Street was granted by the Borough Council to builder Joseph McCracken on the 21th of November 1924 for the construction of a house on Sub 3, George Street – McCracken was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £750.

8 George Street 2017.

8 George Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to J? Little on the 8th of July 1920 for the construction of a house on Pt Section 30 George Street – Little was noted as the builder and the estimated construction cost was £800.

Isabel Little is noted as the owner of the property on DP3964 surveyed in June 1920.

Upon completion the house was sold and for 1922

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to machinist John William Smith on the 8th of November 1924 for the construction of a house on Pt Section 30 George Street – F. E. Cooper was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £800.

The Smith's resided in the house for several decades.

6 George Street 2017.

6 George Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to H. Lees on the 19th of December 1924 for the construction of a house on Pt Section 30 George Street – J. Gifford was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £1328. 

The architects were likely the noted New Plymouth firm of Messenger, Griffiths & Taylor, who advertised for tenders for the erection of  a residence in George Street for Mr Lees

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