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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 was granted by the Borough Council to Mrs J. H. Sellers on 8 October 1925 for the construction of a residence on Town Section 1953, Buller Street - Williamson was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £500.

The home appears to have been initially been occupied by George Steptoe.

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to John Green on 7 October 1925 for the construction of a house on Section 37, Belt Road (now Sanders Avenue) - Williamson was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £1250.

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to H. Williamson on 2 October 1925 for the construction of a residence on Part Section 106, Rainsford Street - Williamson was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £600.

Williamson also constructed neighboring 6 Rainsford Street around the same time.

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to George Stephen Early on 30 September 1925 for the construction of a house on an Pt 28, Holsworthy Road (now Clawton Street) – Boon Bros were the builders, and the estimated construction cost was £1140.       

A permit was granted by the Borough Council to K. V. Breach on 25 September 1925 for the construction of a house on an Sub 4 of Lot A, NR14, Leach Street (now Northgate) – Breach the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £550.       

This two-bedroom home is currently (January 2018), for sale. A notable feature of the property is a protected English Oak tree on council land at the front of the section. 

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