Topic: Garnham Residence, 116 Carrington Street (1925)

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116 Carrington Street 20917

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

The permit that most likely relates to the construction of 116 Carrington Street was granted by the Borough Council to P. C. Garnham on 1 July 1925 for the construction of a residence on Section 16 (possibly should read Section 6?) of Town Belt C, Carrington Road - Frank Amoore was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £1650. 

Based on the style of the home, noted New Plymouth architecture partnership Messenger, Griffiths & Taylor were probably the architects - although this is yet to be confirmed. The chamfered gables are a notable feature of the home - the only other New Plymouth building to display this feature so prominently is the Barrett Street Nurses Home, designed by Messenger & Griffiths in 1918.

Garnham Residence 1931-32 (Puke Ariki collection) 

Circa 1931-32 view of the home taken by Swainson's Photographic Studios: Puke Ariki Collection

Puke Ariki holds a number of other images taken for the Garnham's by Swainson's Studios in 1931-32.

See DP3938

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Garnham Residence, 116 Carrington Street (1925)

City:New Plymouth