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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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A permit for the construction of a house on Section 38, South Road (now St Aubyn Street), was granted to Gilbert Ellis by the Borough Council on 11 August 1921 - J. Martin was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £900.

A permit for the construction of a house on Section 12, French Street, was granted to Henry Edward Hill by the Borough Council on 10 October 1921 - Jones and Sandford were the builders, and the estimated construction cost was £800.

A permit was granted to William James Crone on 10 October 1921 for the construction of a house on Lot 4 of 91, Nobs Line - Jones and Sandford were the builders, and the estimated construction cost was £800.

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to George Henry Gorringe on 31 October 1921 for the construction of a house on Section 28, Clemow Road – The estimated construction cost was £800.

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to G. W. Hartnell on 2 November 1906 for the construction of a residence on town Section 1051 – G. W. Hartnell was the architect and builder, and the estimated construction cost was £295.

See Taranaki Land Deeds Index I13, page 545.

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