Turnbull & Son

This charming wee house in Mt Victoria came on the market today. It was built in 1910 for Mrs Catherine Gray who is buried at Bolton Street. This house is a: “fine example of a New Zealand adaption of the Federation Queen Anne style in timber” – WCC Inventory Report. The architects were Thomas Turnbull & sons, a practice that made significant contributions to the built fabric of our city. As a father and son team they produced the General Assembly Library (1899), former Bank of New Zealand Head Office (1901) and Dr Henry Pollen’s House (1902) amongst many other well known buildings.The Turnbull family plot is located at Karori Cemetery in Public 2 section. It is a substantial plot but like its neighbours, has its back to the road. Have any of you spotted it?

More about the Gray family here:http://mtvictoria.history.org.nz/his…/105-brougham-street/

Thomas Turnbull
William Turnbull

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