Jubilee Boarding House 1958 St Aubyn Chambers Devonport Flats The Mill East End Buildings The Talkeries Brougham Street Offices A.E.Sykes Building New Plymouth Observatory Amoore Residence Taranaki Herald Building 1984 Walker's Building Boon Bros Building Alexandra Hall c1895 Barrett Street Nurses' Home Currie Street c1960 Te Henui Vicarage MSL Building Empire Frocks Exchange Chambers King's Building Kiwi Dairy

    

                                                                     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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59 Gill Street 2017.

59 Gill Street 2017 

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to W. Steel on 21April 1939 for the construction of business premises on Town Section 867, Gill Street - Boon Bros were the builders, and the estimated construction cost was £1949. 

60 Barrett Street 2017.

60 Barrett Street 2017 

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to H. Rowe on 19 December 1938 for the construction of house on Town Section 519, Barrett Street - Rowe was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £1250. 

337 Devon Street West 2017.

337 Devon Street West 2017 

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to E. Mynott on 15 April 1915 for the construction of residence on Part 5 Town Belt B, Devon Street - the estimated construction cost was £566. 

Although the home is actually located on Part Section 3, rather than 5 (see Deeds Plan 44), this permit is still thought to refer to 337 Devon Street West, and the section number likley a mistake in the permit register. Laura Elizabeth Mynott is listed as

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to H. Hatley? on 21 March 1927 for the construction of house on Section 20, Burns Street - Hatley? was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £700. 

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to J. Smith on 18 March 1927 for the construction of house on Section 53, Clemow Road - G. S. Burton was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £575. 

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