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A scanned copy of a photographic record of the building of C.A. Wilkinson house at Pukearuhe known as 'Wilkinson's Castle'. The book was one of several produced by J.W. Chapman-Taylor. Includes notes made by Chapman-Taylor "Some thoughts on the building of houses' and a plan of the house. 1929-1930
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ARC2006-107

Architectural plans for the proposed additions and alterations to the Tikorangi Co-operative Dairy Company Limited. Created by architects Messenger and Taylor in March 1934.
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ARC2005-62

Architectural plan for a dairy factory in Kaimata. Created by architects Messenger & Taylor for the Kaimata Co-operative Dairy Company Limited in 1935.
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ARC2004-1090

Blueprint plan. Additions and alterations to a house at 81 Belt Road, New Plymouth for H C Clouston.
Includes Elevation to Belt Road; North, south and east elevations; Ground and first floor existing and proposed; Detail: Kitchen fittings, Back porch and Laundry.
Architects Messenger, Taylor & Wolfe. September 1940
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ARC2008-174

Blueprint plan for a house on Avenue Road (now Coronation Avenue), New Plymouth for Mr D Avery. Architects Messenger & Taylor. July 1945
Front, side and back elevations; Floor plan; Vertical section detail; Detail: Kitchen and Dining Room fittings.
Size: 350mm x 620mm
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ARC2008-175

Blueprint plan for a house in Grey Street, Waitara for Edgar Douch. Includes East, north, west, south elevations ; Floor plan; Section plan; Foundation plan; Roof plan; Detail of kitchen fittings, drawing room fireplace, fuel cupboard, bathroom, front gate and wall detail.
Architects. Messenger, Griffiths & Wolfe. March 1937
553mm x 724mm
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ARC2008-182

Blueprint plan for a residence for Mr K Kirk, Wallace Place, New Plymouth. Includes Front, back, side, south-west and north-east elevations, cross section, ground and first floor plans, detail of fireplaces in living room and den, kitchen fittings.
Has signatures of G M Bennett and K F Kirk and date 30 January 1935 on plan.
Architect. Messenger & Taylor. December 1934.
620mm x 726mm
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ARC2008-202

Plans for residential flats to be constructed over existing buildings on the corner of Devon and Morley Street for Mr G Walker. Designed by Messenger and Taylor. November 1934
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ARC2009-156

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Measured drawings of the site plan, cross section, floor plan and elevations for Plas Mawr, a Chapman Taylor house on the corner of Standish Street and Wallace Place, New Plymouth. The house was designed and built for Mr and Mrs C H Burgess in 1913.
Re-drawn by Jenny Lobb in 1980 for the Taranaki Museum.
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ARC2009-162

Ground plan, elevation & section for the Downe Street (now 9 Stoke Street) residence of Mr Leonard James Rowan, New Plymouth. January 1932
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ARC2009-161

Architectural plan for residence for Mrs A.E. Grant, located on 90 Vivian Street, New Plymouth. Plan shows floor and drainage plans, elevations, cross section and fitting details. Drawn by architects Messenger and Taylor, September 1933.
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ARC2013-1562

View of the living room and dining recess, 'Plas Mawr' ['my place' in Welsh], 26 Standish Street, New Plymouth. 'Plas Mawr' was built for Charles Hayward Burgess and his wife Ann and was completed in 1913.
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PHO2010-0405

View of the bathroom, 'Plas Mawr' ['my place' in Welsh], 26 Standish Street, New Plymouth. 'Plas Mawr' was built for Charles Hayward Burgess and his wife Ann and was completed in 1913.
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PHO2010-0407

Exterior view of 'Plas Mawr' ['my place' in Welsh], 26 Standish Street, New Plymouth. The front entrance to the house is visible in the centre of the image. An expanse of lawn dominates the foreground. Foliage visible on both the right and left of the image. 'Plas Mawr' was built for Charles Hayward Burgess and his wife Ann and was completed in 1913.
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PHO2010-0404

Flora (left) and Ella Chapman-Taylor, daughters of James Chapman-Taylor and Joan Pocock, pictured during the construction of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe. The girls have their arms around each other and are seated on the hearth edge under the boxing for the upper arch of the living room fireplace.
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PHO2010-0279

John Barr hewing stone for the construction of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe. Barr is wearing overalls and a cap and is striking a chisel with a hammer. A small spray of dust is visible where the chisel has struck the stone. The caption beneath a copy of this photograph in Chapman-Taylor's album for 'Wilkinson's Castle' reads: "John Barr - stone mason by trade / Politician for his sins!! so he said / Deputy Speaker of the House / Hewing the stones for his / Friends fireplaces."
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PHO2010-0280

John Barr hewing stone for the construction of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe. Barr is wearing overalls and a cap and is about to strike a chisel with a hammer. He holds the chisel against the surface of a stone that is resting on a block of wood. Some of the house's frame is visible in the background.
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PHO2010-0281

A bullock team arriving on site hauling a large wooden log for the construction of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe. The driver of the team is walking next to the bullocks. Planks of timber are visible in the foreground and the frame of the house is visible in the background. The caption beneath a copy of this photograph in Chapman-Taylor's album for 'Wilkinson's Castle' reads: "Arriving on the site".
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PHO2010-0282

A group of men hoisting the large rata beam into place over the front entrance of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe. The caption beneath a copy of this photograph in Chapman-Taylor's album for 'Wilkinson's Castle' reads: "Hoisting up the Beam / over the front Entrance. / Six men could not lift / it without tackle. / A big & heavy Rata / log whose original / shape & character is / retained."
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PHO2010-0283

A bullock team hauling a large rata log up a road towards the 'Wilkinson's Castle' construction site, Pukearuhe. The driver of the bullock team is pictured holding a whip lower right. The caption beneath a copy of this photograph in Chapman-Taylor's album for 'Wilkinson's Castle' reads: "Whole trees were hauled up / & hewn with axe & adze for beams. / This Rata log is now the / tie-beam in the Livingroom."
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PHO2010-0284

A group of men moving the puriri beams into place during the construction of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe. The caption beneath a copy of this photograph in Chapman-Taylor's album for 'Wilkinson's Castle' reads: "The Great Puriri Beams / in place. - Hewn from / whole trees cut in nearby / Bush."
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PHO2010-0285

View of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe, with Mount Taranaki visible in the background. Looking down on house from hill behind.
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PHO2010-0286

View of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe, with Mount Taranaki visible in the background. Looking down on house from hill behind. The caption beneath a copy of this photograph in Chapman-Taylor's album for 'Wilkinson's Castle' reads: "The House with Egmont seen across the Nth. Taranaki Bight."
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PHO2010-0287

Exterior view of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe. Rubble, logs and material from the building of the house are visible in the foreground and around the house. The caption beneath a copy of this photograph in Chapman-Taylor's album for 'Wilkinson's Castle' reads: "The House before any gardening was done."
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PHO2010-0300

Interior view of the fireplace end of the living room, 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe. A large wooden table is pictured on the left hand side of the photograph. The caption beneath a copy of this photograph in Chapman-Taylor's album for 'Wilkinson's Castle' reads: "The Fireplace end of the Livingroom. The fireplace is here rather dwarfed by the wide-angle lens used."
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PHO2010-0302
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