Topic: Waldie Homestead, 447 Richmond Road (1913-14)

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Waldie Homestead 2019

2019 View: By Hamish Crimp

This attractive square plan transitional style villa was constructed for A. B. Waldie in 1913-14 - the architect and builder is currently unknown.

In November 1913, the Taranaki County Council granted permission to Waldie "who has purchased a property on the Richmond Road, Lepperton, to put in 15ft of 6in concrete pipes in the water-table to improve the entrance".

In February 1914, The Herald's Lepperton correspondant reported that a "notably fine residence [has been] built for Mr A. B. Waldie, a home, I believe, replete with every modern convenience, including electricity".

Waldie is perhaps best known for his development of the Devonport Flats in New Plymouth.

See: Taranaki Herald, 27 November 1913, page 8; Taranaki Herald, 20 February 1914, page 7

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Waldie Homestead, 447 Richmond Road (1913-14)