Inglewood Town Hall - About 1913-14  

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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.

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

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 of its concrete construction. 

The exterior was finished with white Atlas cement and silver sand.  Inside, the walls were finished with cement plaster, the floors with linoleum and

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

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