Lost houses

Do these houses still exist?  If you know anything about them (especially a street or road address) please note the number with your comment – thanks!

1) ‘Elvington’ in Oamaru

’Elvington’, Oamaru, NZ, 1880s, Oamaru. R. Mahan & Co. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

’Elvington’, Oamaru, NZ, 1880s, Oamaru. R. Mahan & Co. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

 

2) Farmhouse in the Manawatu area

Farmhouse, circa 1878, Manawatu. James Bragge. Te Papa

Farmhouse, circa 1878, Manawatu. James Bragge. Te Papa

 

3) Cottage possibly in Wellington

Colonial cottage, circa 1875, Wellington. James Bragge. Te Papa

Colonial cottage, circa 1875, Wellington. James Bragge. Te Papa

 

4) Country residence in Manawatu?

Country residence, circa 1878, Manawatu. James Bragge. Te Papa

Country residence, circa 1878, Manawatu. James Bragge. Te Papa

 

 5) ‘St Kilda’ in Oamaru

’St Kilda’, Oamaru, 1880s, Oamaru. Maker unknown. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

’St Kilda’, Oamaru, 1880s, Oamaru. Maker unknown. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

 

6) Property of Mr W. H. Fitchett but where in Lower Hutt?

Property of Mr W. H. Fitchett, circa 1880, Lower Hutt. James Bragge. Purchased 1955. Te Papa

Property of Mr W. H. Fitchett, circa 1880, Lower Hutt. James Bragge. Purchased 1955. Te Papa

7) According to Google Maps Streamlands is a road in Dome Valley but is this house still there?

Streamlands, Dome Valley, New Zealand, 1900 s, New Zealand. Tracy, Stephen. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

Streamlands, Dome Valley, New Zealand, 1900 s, New Zealand. Tracy, Stephen. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

 

8) Near the ‘Children’s Park’, Greymouth

Children’s Park, Greymouth, circa 1900. Muir & Moodie. Te Papa

Children’s Park, Greymouth, circa 1900. Muir & Moodie. Te Papa

 

9) Levin?

Horowhenua : Residences and People, circa 1909. Leslie Adkin. Te Papa

Horowhenua : Residences and People, circa 1909. Leslie Adkin. Te Papa

  

10) Golf House, One Tree Hill

Golf House, One Tree Hill, 1913, Auckland. Robert Walrond. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

Golf House, One Tree Hill, 1913, Auckland. Robert Walrond. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

 

11) Mr and Mrs Cuthbert’s Sunnyside Station Homestead

Sunnyside Station Homestead. Mr and Mrs Cuthbert, 10.1917, New Zealand. J B Gilmour. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

Sunnyside Station Homestead. Mr and Mrs Cuthbert, 10.1917, New Zealand. J B Gilmour. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

 

12) Corner of Eliot and Pendarves Streets, New Plymouth

Private house and surrounding garden, circa 1930. William Oakley. F B Butler/Crown Studios Collection. Gift of Frederick B Butler, 1971. Te Papa

Private house and surrounding garden, circa 1930. William Oakley. F B Butler/Crown Studios Collection. Gift of Frederick B Butler, 1971. Te Papa

  

13) Christchurch

Domestic architecture, Christchurch (grey house), 1976, New Zealand. Laurence Aberhart. Purchased 1983 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds. Te Papa

Domestic architecture, Christchurch (grey house), 1976, New Zealand. Laurence Aberhart. Purchased 1983 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds. Te Papa

 

14) Christchurch

Domestic architecture, Christchurch (white house), 1976, New Zealand. Laurence Aberhart. Purchased 1983 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds. Te Papa

Domestic architecture, Christchurch (white house), 1976, New Zealand. Laurence Aberhart. Purchased 1983 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds. Te Papa

 

15) Farmhouse, Dargaville

New Zealand Historic Buildings: Dargaville, 1960 s - 1980 s, New Zealand. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

New Zealand Historic Buildings: Dargaville, 1960 s – 1980 s, New Zealand. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

 

16) Central Otago

Otago, 1960 s - 1980 s, Otago. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

Otago, 1960 s – 1980 s, Otago. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

 

 

20 Responses

  1. Lissa Mitchell

    thanks North Otago Museum! i’ve found these links from your information:
    “Arthur Hay Maude” by Gary Benner
    http://www.benner.org.nz/index.php/stories/maude-stories/145-arthur-hay-maude
    and Interview with Cyril Fairfax Maude 6 August 1985
    http://www.benner.org.nz/index.php/stories/maude-stories/142-cyril-fairfax-maude-interview
    both have good information about the Maude family and Elvington
    :)

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  2. North Otago Museum

    Hi there, we have been trying to see what we can find on the Oamaru houses. So far regarding 1) Elvingston ” Stone 1912 lists Elvingston as a suburb of Oamaru (Weston turnoff) the residence of Mr and Mrs Arthur Hay Maude. Sontes 1934 notes the name change to Maudes Rd.” We will keep searching … From the North Otago Museum archive

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  3. Lissa Mitchell

    i wish someone knew something about those Oamaru houses….

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  4. Lissa Mitchell

    Jacqui – could you give us a general area for no. 15 on street view?

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  5. Lissa Mitchell

    Thanks Sarah for Mitchell’s cottage :)

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  6. Lissa Mitchell

    what a miserable end for Percy Kingswell (see Victoria’s link above) in the Golf House

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  7. Lissa Mitchell

    what an awesome eye you have Victoria – no 12 the old fence still in the street view! great work on no. 8 – Dixon Park in Greymouth – its hard to imagine the need for an Italian Consulate in Greymouth. Sad the building has been replaced now.

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  8. Nicky

    # 3 in Dunedin?? Shame I can’t zoom in too clearly on the harbour…. now I feel like going for a walk to see if I can find it! ;)

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  9. Robyn

    Golf House (#10) is 9 Fern Avenue, Epsom.

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  10. Sarah

    My grandfather built similar miniatures of that stone house in no. 16. He lived in Roxborough so it definitely could be Fruitlands in Alexandra.

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  11. Victoria

    10. By 1909 the Kingswell family was established in Auckland. On 2 October 1909 Percy, who was at the time the President of the Auckland Golf Club, purchased the ‘Golf House’ from the Auckland Golf Club when it was decided to relocate the Club’s course from the south slopes of the One Tree Domain to Middlemore. On purchasing the house he “added bay windows on both floors and the curious octagonal turret tower.” He was reported in the Otago Witness 27 October 1909, as one of the new vice-presidents of the Maungakiekie Golf Club (being the name of the club taking over the One Tree Hill links).

    When the house was offered for sale in 1995 it was described, at length, in the newspaper as:

    “It might be taking the literal meaning of landmark to a fine point when describing the property for sale at 9 Fern Ave, Epsom. The spacious 611 sq m (6600 sq ft) English-style mansion is tucked away in a park like domain well away from public gaze. From a distance, however, it is easy to pick up the imposing turret that rises high above the triple-gabled roof line. From it can be enjoyed extensive views across the city to the west.”
    http://www.austenfamily.org/P_N_Kingswell.html

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  12. Victoria

    11. Sunnyside Station Homestead located at Waiau. Mr Cuthbert mentioned here http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/volume/rsnz_51/rsnz_51_00_002700.html

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  13. Victoria

    12. checked on Google Street view. House is no longer there but you can see a small section of the original stone fence if you go to 105 Pendaves Street using this link and rotate the view 180 degrees
    http://streetviewofhouse.com/?place=105+Pendarves+Street+New+Plymouth+new+Zealand&r=e

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  14. Victoria

    8. Children’s park is definitely Dixon’s Park. Compare 1948 image linked to my comment above and the distinctive bridge in the right hand corner. Bridge is still there. http://www.flickr.com/photos/envirovision/106147233/

    House now replaced with Trinity Church and Trinity Centre 201 Tainui Road.

    See final comment in this blog post – mentions the Perotti family home being replaced with church sometime after 1952.

    http://kutarere.wordpress.com/greymouth-an-historical-directory/

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  15. Jacqui Haggland

    The Dargaville house is on the main road out to Te Kopuru. I’m not sure if it’s still there, it was abandoned for years and I have a vague feeling it was burnt down.

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  16. Victoria

    8. Found an image dated 1910s naming this house the “Italian Consulate”. http://find.natlib.govt.nz/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=TF&docId=nlnz_tapuhi1055768
    And another image of similar scene dated 1948 with house still standing
    http://find.natlib.govt.nz/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?dscnt=0&vid=TF&dstmp=1340786381851&docId=nlnz_tapuhi935379&fromLogin=true
    May have been the family home of the Perotti family. Father and son both acted as the consulate.

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  17. Lissa Mitchell

    no.8 – could be Dixon Park in Greymouth but the house isn’t there anymore

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  18. artandmylife

    16 looks like Mitchell’s cottage at Fruitlands just south of Alexandra

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