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North’s Brick House

Tawhiao Street. William North had brickworks firstly at Te Rahu Road, then down by the Railway and finally a huge business in Park Road. He built this house as a wedding present for his son Charles, and being double-bricked, it was very warm in winter and cool in summer. William was a J.P., he served on the Town Board and there are still many older houses here with the distinctive North's Chimneys.