Topic: 121 Lemon Street (circa 1910s)

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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 out extensive alterations on this house at the time, with a permit granted to him by the Borough Council on 17th of April 1930 for additions to a house on Town Section 1586 - Jury was the builder, and the estimated cost was £400. It is possible the old cottage was shifted further east, and incorporated into the present building at this time.

See: Taranaki Land Deeds Index I5, page 67

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121 Lemon Street (circa 1910s)

City:New Plymouth