4 Powderham Street, New Plymouth
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
17th December 1993
New Plymouth District
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. This report includes the text from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.
Designed by local architect T H Bates and built in 1937-38, Roebuck House is a good but not outstanding example of a Stripped Classical commercial building with Art Deco detailing. The entrance is centrally located on the long street facade and is given emphasis by means of vertical mouldings and a raised parapet. The building formerly housed the offices and printing works of the Taranaki Daily News
Bates, Thomas Herbert
No biography is currently available for this construction professional
A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Central region office
Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.