Topic: Kurta's Buildings (66-68 Devon Street West)

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66-68 Devon Street West 

This two-storey masonry bulding is located on the north side of Devon Street West, in the block between Egmont and Brougham Streets.

N.P.D.C. building files have an undated plan of the building drawn by T.H.Bates. The plan shows the name, "Kurta's Buildings", on the facade, just above the windows on the upper level. The plans were commissioned by local businessman and restaurateur, Jacob Kurta. The plan indicates Bates was still based in the King's Building at the time. This dates the design to pre-1926.

A building permit was issued to J.Kurta on 25 March, 1924 for business premises in Devon Street.The builder was F.H.Grayling and the estimated cost £1,900. Although the register does not specify a section number, it is likely this was for the building above. 

 

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