Story: Nelson places

South Street cottages

South Street cottages

These workers’ cottages in central Nelson were built from the 1860s. Many were restored in the 1970s. When it was planned to demolish some of them to make way for a proposed motel in the late 1970s, a group was established to lobby for their preservation. In 1981 the Nelson City Council protected the street, due to the age of the cottages and the street’s colonial character – it is narrow and the houses are close to the street and to each other.

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Nelson city', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28989/south-street-cottages (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015