Topic: Andrew Morton's Residence, 1/21A- 5/21A Bulteel Street, Part Town Section 782 (circa 1860s-70s)

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Little is known about the history of this cottage, although it is clearly present on Skinner's 1880 map of New Plymouth.

1/21A- 5/21A Bulteel Street 2017

This cottage is estimated to have been constructed sometime in the 1860s or 1870s; probably for Andrew Morton. Andrew Morton appears to have owned Town Section 782 from the late 1860s, likely purchasing the section from a Mr Bishop - although the ownership records for the section are somewhat unclear. The cottage appears to have remained in Andrew Morton's ownership until his death in 1909, when it was transferred to the ownership of other family members.

An advertisment placed by Morton in 1877 advertises a "two-roomed" cottage for let in Bulteel Street - it is unclear if this is referring to the present building. 

Morton is known to have owned another cottage on Young Street that he rented out from the 1870s-90s. 

It currently forms part of a larger group of flats, and is attached to a 1970s/80s addition. 

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Andrew Morton's Residence, 1/21A- 5/21A Bulteel Street, Part Town Section 782 (circa 1860s-70s)


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