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                                                                     New Plymouth Buildings

The architectural make-up of New Plymouth since European settlement stretches from the early cottages of the1840s to the shiny steel-plated exterior of the planned Len Lye Centre. In between has come the transition from timber buildings to concrete, the art deco of the 1930s and the modernism of the 1960s. While a few private residences remain from the early days of European settlement, the Central Business District looks nothing like early paintings and photos. The early wooden buildings have mostly been demolished or destroyed by fire to be replaced by larger reinforced concrete premises. Both commercial and domestic buildings feature in this topic, which can be searched either by the age of the building or its location.

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30 Beach Street 2017.

30 Beach Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to Robert Mantey on 4 January 1922 for the construction of a residence on Lot 8, Beach Street – G. M. Thomson was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £2250; a huge amount of money at the time!

The home is a good example of a large early 1920s bungalow, some of the original windows have been replaced with aluminium, and whilst this

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to Mrs J. V. Squire on 26 February 1927 for the construction of a house on Lot 4, Burns Street – Squire was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £570.  Street directories list carpenter Arthur Lucas Squire as the occupier – presumably Mrs J. V. Squires husband

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to Alan Thomas Cormack on 15 February 1927 for the construction of a house on Lot 8, Clawton Street (Holsworthy Road) – W. H. Aburn was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £800.

13 Bracken Street 2017.

13 Bracken Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to Builder H. Peterson on 7 September 1926 for the construction of a house on Lot 1 of Sub 4 of Pt B, Bracken Street – Peterson was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £600. The house was purchased by Mrs Mary K. Kirkpatrick in November 1926.

See Taranaki Land Deeds Index I14, page 855; also Deeds Plan 26

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to John Bird on 8 June 1926 for the construction of a house on Pt G, Mangorei Road – George Beamish was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £900. 

See Taranaki Land Deeds Index I11, page 116

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