Topic: New Plymouth Steam Laundry (69-71 Gill Street)

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New Plymouth Steam Laundry 

This single-storey concrete building on the north side of Gill Street was erected in 1931 for Mr W.J.Dunn. A building permit was issued to Mr Dunn on 6 August, 1931 for a steam laundry on Gill Street - the builders were Boon Bros. and the estimated cost £2,647.00.

Roch's "Royal Steam Laundry" opened in Gill Street in 1901; in 1915 the name changed to "New Plymouth Steam Laundry". In more recent years the New Zealand Towel Service  and ALSCO have run their businesses from the premises.

The architect is unknown, although the design on the facade suggests it may be the work of well-known New Plymouth architect, Mr Frank Messenger

Demolition of the building began in late February 2014 and was complete by 6 March 2014.

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