Topic: 152 Lemon Street (1903)

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A turn of the century villa

152 Lemon Street 2017

2017 View: By Hamish Crimp

This villa at 152 Lemon Street was constructed in 1903.

A permit was granted to Mrs Lennon by the New Plymouth Borough Council on the 10th January 1903 for the construction of a cottage on Lot 10 in Lemon Street - Percy Jury was the builder, and the estimated construction cost was £270. Mrs Susannah Lennon owned lots 9 and 10 of NR 14, and the NPBC rate books show that the sections were vacant in the 1902-03 rating year, but a house is noted as being present on the sections in the 1903-04 rating year.

The 1903-04 rate book notes that lot 10 was purchased by Isabella Minnie Jones, who is listed as the ratepayer from the 1904-05 rating year, with the property listed as with a house, and being valued at £22.

The property was purchased by Harry Eva during the 1908-09 rating year.

The home is clad in rusticated weatherboard, and retains its original sash windows and chimney. 

The villa has strong streetscape values, contributes to the historical character of the Lemon Street area, and represents a style of home now less common New Plymouth.

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