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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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47 Wallace Place 2017.

47 Wallace Place 2017

                              by Hamish Crimp

This large home in the English Cottage Style was constructed for Dr A. R. Andrew in 1925. The building was designed by well-known local architecture firm Messenger, Griffiths and Taylor. 

It is one of several large English Cottage Style homes located on Wallace Place and Barrett Street - many are former doctors residences. 

The front fence of this property has on several occasions fallen victim to

This weatherboard bungalow was constructed for Mr J. P. Casey in 1922, and was designed by well known local architecture firm Messenger, Griffiths and Taylor. 

The home is located on a prominent corner section, and retains a high degree of integrity. 

15 Wallace Place 2017.

15 Wallace Place 2017

                               by Hamish Crimp

This large two-storied home in the English Cottage Style was constructed in 1934-35 for Mr K. Kirk, the architects were well known local partnership Messenger and Taylor. 

It is clad in plain weatherboard and retains a high degree of integrity - part of a cluster of homes in the English Cottage Style on Wallace Place and Barrett Street.

1 Massey Street 2017.

1 Massey Street 2017

                               by Hamish Crimp

Probably New Plymouth's best example of a two-storied home in the Art-Deco/Moderne style. The exterior of the home is in largely original condition, with a recent restoration greatly improving its streetscape and heritage values. 

The exact date of construction is currently unknown, although likely in the 1930s. 

90 Vivian Street 2017.

90 Vivian Street 2017

                              by Hamish Crimp

This large home in the English Cottage Style was constructed for Mrs A. E. Grant in 1933. The architects for this home were well known local firm Messenger and Taylor. 

The lower section of the home is finished in stucco, with the upper story clad in plain weatherboard. Being in largely original condition, this home adds significant value to the streetscape of this section of Vivian

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