Topic: AMP Insurance Society (1916)

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Australian Mutual Provident Society


AMP Insurance Society 

Cnr Devon and Egmont Streets, New Plymouth


 The AMP Insurance buliding was designed by Frederick de Jersey Clere, Wellington, but its construction in 1916 was supervised by T H Bates, who was newly-arrived in New Plymouth.

A building permit was issued by New Plymouth Borough Council in June 1916. The building was to cost £7800 and the builder was  Albert August  Renner. The following month, on 22 July, many buildings on the block were destroyed by a fire that began in the Theatre Royal.

In 1993 Peggy Gordon's Celtic Bar was established by Bertie Burleigh on the ground floor. In November 2013 the bar celebrated 20 years of operation.

Peggy Gordon's was upgraded in 2016 and the downstairs bar became the Celtic Country Kitchen restuarant. (See Document below)





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