Topic: Owen's Cottage, 202 Powderham Street (1902)

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202 Powderham Street 2017 (2)

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This cottage is an unusual shape and size - a 1½ storey rectangular box clad in rusticated weatherboard - and is probably the only cottage of this style surviving in New Plymouth. The original section is similar to the classic Georgian Box cottage, with several later additions. 

A permit was granted to 'Owen' on the 18th August 1902 for the construction of a cottage on Town Section 259 (mistake - should be Town Section 260, Owen did not own Section 259) - Louis Bullot was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £180.

An interesting feature of the section is that when it was subdivided in the 1920s, the boundary line was surveyed around the existing house - a feature prominent on maps. 

(note that this cottage was originally listed as pre-1900, but further investigation has revealed that the earlier building indicated on Skinner's 1880 Map has either been demolished or removed).

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Owen's Cottage, 202 Powderham Street (1902)

City:New Plymouth