Topic: 16 Hine Street (pre-1904)

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16 Hine Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

The building is currently unoccupied, in poor condition, and demolition is possible 

This large two storied villa was probably constructed in the late 1890s or early 1900s, with the architect likely Frank Messenger - many of the exterior features are consistent with other Messenger designed two-story villas.

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. 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.

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16 Hine Street (pre-1904)

City:New Plymouth