Topic: 72 King Street (circa 1910s)

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72 King Street 2017

                                 by Hamish Crimp

The history of this two-storied commercial building is unclear - although it may have been constructed for A. E. Sykes following his purchase of the section in 1910. 

The building is notable for its association with successful New Plymouth chemist Alfred Sykes, and also for being one of only a few commercial buildings of this style to survive outside of Devon Street. the building is currently clad in fibrolite, although it does retain some of its original sash windows. 

If restored, along with neighbouring 76 King Street (constructed for A. E. Sykes in 1922), this building could make a significant contribution to the streetscape. 

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72 King Street (circa 1910s)

City:New Plymouth