Oddfellows' Hall (Former)
7 Cook Street, Hamilton
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Able to Visit
5th September 1985
Extent of List Entry
Extent includes the land described as Lot 4 DP 11858 (CT SA58C/12), South Auckland Land District, and the building known as Oddfellows’ Hall (Former) thereon.
Lot 4 DP 11858 (CT SA58C/12), South Auckland Land District
White, Thomas H.
White was born at Birmingham and was educated in there and in Paris before coming to New Zealand in 1863. He practised in Auckland during 1885-6 and was in practice in Hamilton by 1893. He was responsible for the design and construction of a concrete flour mill store at Ngaruawahia (1878), Firth Tower, Matamata (1881-82), the original Bank of New Zealand building, Hamilton (1882) and St John's Presbyterian Church (now Union), Opotiki (1907).
White was an architect of some regional importance and was a pioneer in concrete construction in the 1870s.
No biography is currently available for this construction professional
1879 - 1880
Conversion to Pearson’s Sand Soap Factory
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