Topic: 75 Wallace Place (circa 1890s-1900s)

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A late Nineteenth Century two-storied home uncommon in New Plymouth

75 Wallace Place 2017

 

75 Wallace Place is thought to have been constructed sometime in the 1890s. The building is clad in plain horizontal weatherboard on the back and sides, and rusticated weatherboard on the front - typical for homes of the period. The home retains many original internal features including skirting, doors, staircase etc. 

The building has been moved from its original position facing Cutfield Road at some stage (after 1926, and probably in the 1930s), and aligned with Wallace Place.

It's possible the home was constructed by architect J. A. Maisey on moving into New Plymouth to commence practicing architecture.

The current owners are undertaking an extensive restoration project, including the replacement of borer and water damaged elements. 

This home has significant streetscape value, and is a prominant feature in photographs of Mt Taranaki taken from nearby Western Park.

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75 Wallace Place (circa 1890s-1900s)


City:New Plymouth