Inglewood Town Hall - About 1913-14  

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Hutchinson House, Tarata (Puke Ariki collection).

Hutchinson House, Tarata (Puke Ariki collection)

2001 View By Ron Lambert: Courtesy Puke Ariki Collection, Not to Be Used Without Permission

This cottage was constructed for Dr Francis Blake Hutchinson and his family in 1888, soon after moving to Taranaki from Wellington. 

A Life Well-Travelled 

Dr Hutchinson first served in the Royal Navy, before leaving to study medicine at Kings College Medical School. He first practiced with P&O Company from 1864-65; then at Bideford, Devon in 1866;

Somerset Boarding House before removal of top floor.

Somerset Boarding House before removal of top floor

View prior to removal of top floor. Image from Te Moa : 100 years history of the Inglewood community, 1875-1975 - location of original photograph unknown

This building was constructed in 1893 for Mrs Weeks', and operated as the Somerset Boarding House - it was originally two-storied, with the top floor since removed.

The Weeks' had previously operated a boarding house on Devon Street in New Plymouth, and in early 1893 obtained the lease of Inglewood Town

1365 Mountain Road 1998.

1365 Mountain Road 1998

1998 View: Taranaki Daily News, 27 June 1998

This attractive board and batten home was originally constructed for/by Thomas Drake Senior and his family in the late 1870s - it is one of the oldest surviving homes in the Inglewood District. 

Thomas Drake was born in England, and for a short time practiced as a lawyer at Holborn, London. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1875 with his wife and family on the Rodney, and after a year in

Deem and Shearer Building 2018.

Deem and Shearer Building 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

This building may have been constructed around 1878 for butcher H. B. Curtis, or in 1911 as the new Inglewood offices for solicitors Weston and Weston - it is currently unclear which date is correct, and it is possible parts of the old building remain, and were extensively renovated in 1911. It is widely believed that the building was constructed circa 1878, and a building of similar shape and dimensions is present in a C. Aubrey

5-9 Moa Street 2018.

5-9 Moa Street 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

This row of shops is thought to have been constructed in the 1880s and 1890s - it appears that it originally contained three shop premises.

Moa Farmers Union Store (Puke Ariki collection) 

Circa 1910's view of Moa Street with numbers 5-9 at far left: Image courtesy Puke Ariki, not to be reproduced without permission.

As a pre-1900 building, any demolition of the

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Weston & Weston Inglewood Branch (Puke Ariki collection).

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