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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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Explore New Plymouth Buildings on the map below - buildings in blue are still standing in their original location; those in red have been either demolished or shifted outside New Plymouth District/to an unknown location; those in purple have been relocated within New Plymouth District.


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146 Pioneer Road 2018.

146 Pioneer Road 2018

2018 View: By Hamish Crimp

This wooden home was constructed by/for Mr and Mrs Pederson in 1912, and is located within the 'Spotswood Settlement', surveyed in 1903.

At the December 1911 Monthly Meeting of the Taranaki Land Board, Mrs J. K. Pederson was granted the lease of Sections 80, 81, 82 and 83, Block 4, Paritutu. The present home was likely constructed soon after obtaining the lease, with Anders Pederson, a farmer, first listed as living at this location

173 Lemon Street 2017.

173 Lemon Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This cottage, although now somewhat altered, was originally constructed about 1900 - it was removed from the site to an unknown location in 2017 to enable the construction of a used car sales yard. 

32 Northgate 2017.

32 Northgate 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This 1930s-40s bungalow was removed from the site to an unknown location in 2017 to enable the construction of a used car sales yard. 

30 Northgate 2017.

30 Northgate 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This 1920s-30s bungalow was regrettably removed from the site to an unknown location in 2017 to enable the construction of a used car sales yard. 

This bungalow was one of two homes (22 and 13 Mill Road) constructed in lower Mill Road by Borough Engineer Christopher Skitrop in 1920. Two permits were issued for the construction of the homes, although as no section number is listed in the NPBC permit register, it is unclear which permit relates to what home. 

Permit One: A permit for the construction of a residence on Mill Road was granted to C. Skitrop by the Borough Council on 5 May 1920 - Skitrop was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £750.

Permit Two: A permit for the construction of a cottage in Victoria

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