Topic: Newman Residence, 16 Hine Street (constructed circa 1899 - demolished 2018)

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16 Hine Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

Demolished without Archaeological Authority in March 2018 - A great loss of heritage 

This large two storied villa was probably constructed around 1899, with the architect likely Frank Messenger - many of the exterior features are consistent with other Messenger designed two-story villas, especially the double-hung sash windows with divided upper panes.

The building may have been occupied by the Newman's from about 1900, with Walter Louis Newman, Commission Agent, first appearing in the Stone's Street Directory at this location in 1900. The New Plymouth Borough Council Rates Book for 1900-01, lists Newman as the ratepayer for Town Sections 21 and 42, and notes that a house (the present villa), was located on the property; it had a rather high rateable value of £50.

A newspaper advert from 1915 for a home help still lists the Newman's living at 30 (old street numbering), Hine Street.

The building has been converted into flats, and is currently in poor condition - the future of the building unknown, although restoration (or at least a coat of paint!) would significantly enhance the value of this building.

Esplanade/Regina Place View (Puke Ariki collection) 

Circa 1910's view of Regina Place, Honeyfield Fountain, and 16 Hine Street at left rear: Charles Lilley Postcard Collection, Puke Ariki

The building also appears in the background of a 1904 Charles Blomfield painting of the New Plymouth foreshore held by Puke Ariki.

As the building may have been constructed pre-1900, demolition of the building, or earthworks on the section, may require archaeological authority from Heritage New Zealand.

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Newman Residence, 16 Hine Street (constructed circa 1899 - demolished 2018)

City:New Plymouth