Inglewood Town Hall - About 1913-14  

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1441 Egmont Road 2019.

1441 Egmont Road 2019

2019 View: By Hamish Crimp

The original portion of this house was probably constructed during 1876 by William Dale Snr and added to by later owners.

William Dale purchased Sections 72, 73 and 74 of the Hua & Waiw[h]akaiho Hundred from W. James during March 1876. It is unlikely that there was a house on the property at the time of purchase, and that the original portion of the present house (the southern

Inglewood Police Station.

Inglewood Police Station 

Tenders for the erection of a police station (in wood) at Inglewood, were advertised during late June 1922.

See Taranaki Herald, 28 June 1922, page 7

The police office was the door on the right.

90 Rata Street 2019 .

90 Rata Street 2019

2019 View: By Hamish Crimp

This reinforced concrete building was constructed for Inglewood Grocer John McLean in 1925. The building was designed by noted New Plymouth architects Messenger, Griffiths and Taylor, who advertised for tenders for the erection of business premises in concrete for Mr J. Mclean, grocer, Rata Street, Inglewood, in late June 1925.

See Taranaki Herald, 27 June 1925, page 7

Inglewood County Council Offices (Former) 2019.

Inglewood County Council Offices (Former) 2019

2019 View: By Hamish Crimp

The Inglewood County Council employed noted New Plymouth architects Messenger, Griffiths and Taylor to design their new offices in 1924 - the successful tenderer for construction of the building was Mr F. C. Cooper. 

The new offices were officially opened at a well-attended ceremony on 19 December 1924, and received high praise from both council members and guests.  The building was described as being both attractive, and solid in appearance on account

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.

41 Moa Street 2019

2019 View: By Hamish Crimp with top floor now removed

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 Section 339, on which they had the boarding house constructed. The Moa Mail reported on 10 June 1893

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

32 Matai Street 2018.

32 Matai Street 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

Inglewood Town Sections 277 and Part 287, on which this building is located, were acquired by Inglewood businessman William Henry Franklyn in 1879 from surgeon Leonard St George. Soon after purchasing these sections, Franklyn set about constructing a number of commercial buildings on the then vacant sections, with these buildings then rented-out/leased by Franklyn to a number of tenants.

These first buildings survived until the 14th of October 1894,

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