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Plan showing additions to the Te Henui Vicarage (stone portion still remaining), Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. Showing the site, front elevation, plan and section of chimneys.
Accession No
A65.917

The Clere family arrived in Taranaki in 1877 on board the ship 'Furniture trained as an architect in England prior to coming to New Zealand and after initially settling in Wellington, Frederick came to Taranaki in the early 1880s living for a while in New Plymouth, Hawera and Patea. By 1883 he was in Wanganui and then later returned to Wellington where he lived until his death in 1952
With research assistance from Susan MacLean of Wanganui, David Luke has written this essay about the life of his maternal grandfather Frederick de Jersey Clere. As Clere was an architect, it focuses on houses he occupied and/or owned and includes photos of houses still standing in the early 1990s.
Accession No
ARC2001-211

Hal Goodacre was active in local community affairs. He established the Egmont Boot and Shoe Company, was chairman of the '1904/5 Exhibition Committee and a supporter of the development of Pukekura Park. He died in the 1917 flu epidemic. Hal's wife Annie continued to live in the house until 1921 when she moved to Wanganui.
Researched and written by Des McMahon, the essay follows the history of the Goodacre family and their property called 'Whareora' postal address 151 Tukapo Street (later Tukapa Street), residential address is 149A Tukapa. It documents alterations and additions to the house and includes photographs, plans of the area, land titles etc. Also included are transcripts of interviews with Eric Laird, grandson of Hal Goodacre.
Accession No
ARC2001-216

The New Zealand Insurance Company Ltd's New Plymouth building was designed by Thomas Bates in 1920 and situated in Devon Street East, located on the lower part of the south side of the 'Devon St hill' not far from the corner of Devon and Currie Streets. It was demolished in the 1970s or 1980s.
The folder contains a copy of the building specifications, a photocopy of photographs of the Devon Street frontage (possibly in the image collection), a covering letter from Bruce Henderson Keith Scott & Partners Oct 30 1980s a plan of the building copied by Bruce Henderson Keith Scott and Partners from the original drawing by Thomas Bates.
Accession No
ARC2001-220

Thomas Bates was born in Australia in 1873. He trained as a draughtsman before leaving for England and USA where he worked as an architect. In 1908, he came to New Zealand, settling first in Auckland and later New Plymouth. He designed many of the prominent commercial buildings in the town and residential building ranged from bungalows to distinctive two story homes. In 1954, aged 80 years, Thomas Bates died in a plane crash in Singapore.
A copy of an essay researched and written by Robyn Burgess. It gives brief biographical information, describes buildings designed by Bates and discusses his style of architecture and materials used. The collection consists of first and final draft of the essay. Essay published 26 August 1988.
Accession No
ARC2001-468

An in house collection of information and photographs illustrating Thomas Bates contribution to architecture in Taranaki. Included are photocopies of plans, photographs, clippings etc.
Also included is a collection of 16 photographs of New Plymouth houses and business premises designed by Bates taken ca.1990.
Accession No
ARC2001-469

Name/Title
Frank Messenger, son of Colonel William Messenger, was born 1863. During his architectural training he spent twenty years with the firm Oakes and Kemp, Melbourne before returning to New Plymouth, where he set up his own practice.
The plans and specifications related to New Plymouth buildings. These include alterations to St Mary's Church, the Primitive Methodist Church, the White Hart Hotel, the New Plymouth Post Office and the Bank of New Zealand.
Accession No
ARC2002-332

Architectural plan for the Waimate Hotel in Manaia. Architect and date created unknown.
Accession No
ARC2003-1021

Architectural plans for an accommodation house and curing room. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for the Ngaire Co-operative Dairy Company Limited in April 1929.
Accession No
ARC2003-1031

Architectural plans and specifications for the alterations and additions to the Dominion Hotel, located on the east side of Princes Street in Hāwera. Created by architects Duffill & Gobson for the Goodwin Estate in 1938.
Accession No
ARC2003-1032

Architectural plan for the remodelling and alterations to a cottage and plan for a cowshed in Ararata. Created by architects Duffill & Gibson for J. Corcoran in February 1932.
Accession No
ARC2003-1034

Architectural plan for the proposed addition to a sharemilker's cottage in Te Kiri. Created by architects Duffill & Gibson for the Estate of D. MacGregor in July 1931.
Accession No
ARC2003-1035

Architectural plans for the Opunake Racing Club. Created by architect John Duffill in February 1913 and architects Duffill and Gibson in July-September 1919 and August-September 1922.
Accession No
ARC2003-1037

Architectural plans for the additions and alterations to the Whareroa Factory of the Hāwera Co-operative Dairy Company Limited. Created by architects Duffill & Gibson in March 1919.
Accession No
ARC2003-1044

Architectural plan for the additions and alterations to the G.D. Gow residence. Created by architect John Duffill. Undated.
Accession No
ARC2003-1050

Architectural plans for a proposed commercial building located on Union Street in Hāwera. Subsequent plans show proposed alterations and additions to the building are also included. The plans were created for the Estate of R.H. Nolan and the building was occupied by R. Morrissey & Company. The plans were created by architects Duffill & Gibson in September-October 1919, June 1922 and November 1927.
Accession No
ARC2003-1051

Architectural plans for a cheese factory in Mokoia. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for the Mells Dairy Factory Company in March 1929
Accession No
ARC2003-1057

Architectural plan for the additions to a cottage located on Auroa Road in Otākeho. Created by architects Duffill & Gibson for the Estate of W.F. Ludlow as per the Public Trustee in September 1943.
Accession No
ARC2003-1060

Architectural plans for the additions and alterations to the Inaha factory of the Riverdale Co-operative Dairy Company Limited. Created by architect John Duffill in 1917.
Accession No
ARC2003-1064

Architectural plan for an addition to a farm cottage on Melville Road. The plan was created by architects Duffill & Gibson for E.L. Abbott in 1941.
Accession No
ARC2003-1066

Architectural plans for the Newton King Limited Garage located on the corner of Union Street and Nelson Street in Hāwera. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson in December 1925, August 1926, August 1936 and July-August 1941.
Accession No
ARC2003-1067

Architectural plans and specifications for the additions to the Hāwera Aero Club hangar. Created by architects Duffill & Gibson in February 1939.
Accession No
ARC2003-1068

Architectural plans for a variety of buildings used by the New Plymouth branch of the Farmers Co-operative Society Limited. Created by architects Duffill & Gibson in 1939 and 1940.
Accession No
ARC2003-1074

Architectural plans for the Newton King Limited garage located on the corner of Cutfield Street and Kelly Street in Inglewood. Created by architect H. Victor S. Griffiths in July 1916 and architects Percival & Messenger and Messenger & Griffiths in August 1917.
Accession No
ARC2003-1075

Architectural plan for additions to a one storey residence near Kaponga. Created by architects Duffill & Gibson for E.L. Abbott in 1933.
Accession No
ARC2003-1076
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