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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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111 Lemon Street 2018.

111 Lemon Street 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the New Plymouth Borough Council to Knight & Daly on the 20th of July 1929 for the construction of a house on Town Section 1583 (should be section 1584), Lemon Street - F. Coleman was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £500.

Knight and Daly were fibrous plaster manufacturers who owned Town Sections 1582, 1583 and part 1584, with their factory located at the western end of

25 Lyn Street 2017.

25 Lyn Street 2017 

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted by the New Plymouth Borough Council on the 25th of May 1926 for the construction of a house on Section 16, Calvert Road (later re-named Lyn Street) - Williamson was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £500.

Walter Cecil Williamson had earlier purchased the section from the Crown for £65 after they decided it was no longer required for state housing purposes.

The

85 Clemow Road 2017.

85 Clemow Road 2017 

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit was granted to Sydney Roy Lovell on 21 October 1926 for the construction of a house on Section 3 [of DP4435], Clemow Road - McIntosh & Haylock were the builders, and the estimated construction cost was £590.

Lovell had earlier purchased the section from the Crown for £100 after they decided it was no longer required for state housing purposes.

Sydney didn't reside in the house, and

67 Pendarves Street 2017.

67 Pendarves Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit for the construction of a house on Lot 2 of Town Section 1619, Pendarves Street, was granted to labourer Robert George Brabyn on the 21st of January 1924 - the contractors were Cook & Mason, and the estimated construction cost was £750

69 Pendarves Street 2017.

69 Pendarves Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

A permit for the construction of a house on Town Section 1619, Pendarves Street, was granted to painter William Booth Taylor on the 25th of January 1925 - the contractors were Thomson & Morris, and the estimated construction cost was £800. 

The house was purchased by George Samuel Clarke during the late 1920s, and it remained his home until his death on the 2nd of May 1971.

Detail of 59 and 61 Lemon Street on original Leach Street site from Whites Aviation Aerial Image, National Library, WA-77928-F.

This bungalow was originally located at 17 Leach Street (New World Supermarket Carpark), and was relocated to its present position by then owner Leo Bridgeman in 1991. At this time neighbouring 15 Leach Street was also reloacted to its present site at 59 Lemon Street.

Blacksmith Robert Henry (Bob) Sole was the owner of Town Section 958 (the original Leach Street site of the dwellings) from 1899 until the 1940s, and had two bungalows constructed on the property during the 1920s-30s.

However, only one permit for the construction of a dwelling on Town Section 958 can be found in the NPBC permit

Detail of 59 and 61 Lemon Street on original Leach Street site from Whites Aviation Aerial Image, National Library, WA-77928-F.

This bungalow was originally located at 15 Leach Street (New World Supermarket Carpark), and was relocated to its present position by then owner Leo Bridgeman in 1991. At this time neighbouring 17 Leach Street was also reloacted to its present site at 61 Lemon Street.

Blacksmith Robert Henry (Bob) Sole was the owner of Town Section 958 (the original Leach Street site of the dwellings) from 1899 until the 1940s, and had two bungalows constructed on the property during the 1920s-30s.

However, only one permit for the construction of a dwelling on Town Section 958 can be found in the NPBC

121 Lemon Street 2018.

121 Lemon Street 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

Little is known about this transitional style villa. Charles Brown resided on Town Section 1586 during the late nineteenth century, with early photographs showing a small nineteenth century board and batten cottage present on the section. Charles died in 1921, and the subsequent owner is currently unknown.

It seems the sections were later aquired by builder Percy Jury, who constructed neighbouring 119 Lemon Street that year. It also seems Percy carried

DP2907 Cameron Lemon.

18 Cameron Street 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

This bungalow cottage was constructed for Ms Ruth Harriett White in 1923. 

A permit was granted to Ms White by the Borough Council on 3rd February 1923 for the construction of a house on Town Section 1573 (should be Section 1596), Cameron Street – W. H. Aburn was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £800.

This house was the birthplace for many New Plymouth babies, with Ms White

Haslucks Cottages, Molesworth Street, Detail From Whites Aviation, May 1951.

Haslucks Cottages, Molesworth Street, Detail From Whites Aviation, May 1951

Detail from May 1951 View, Whites Aviation, Alexander Turnbull Library

This row of six cottages was constructed for New Plymouth property investor William John Vaughn Hasluck in 1902. Hasluck was a property investor who resided in the villa at present 95 Belt Road, but owned a number of houses across New Plymouth which he rented-out. 

A permit was granted to Hasluck by the New Plymouth Borough Council on the 23rd of May 1902 for

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