Topic: Blanchett's Villa, 14 George Street (circa 1911)

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14 George Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This attractive villa was originally the home of Lewis James Blanchett and his family. The exact construction date is currently unknown, but it probably dates to the late-1900s or early-1910s, and may have been constructed on the occassion of Lewis' marriage to Miss Mildred Kate Black in 1911.

The couple were living at this house in George Street in 1912, when the birth of their child was announced. A rates book for circa 1912-13 notes Lewis Blanchett as the ratepayer fo Section 25 of Town Belt C in Vogletown - the rateable value at this time was £27.

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Blanchett's Villa, 14 George Street (circa 1911)

City:New Plymouth