Story: Housing

Building on spec

Building on spec

Most houses in colonial times were built by individual builders or small building companies for clients or on speculation. In Wellington, the builder Harry Crump constructed 156 houses in the suburbs of Mount Cook and Newtown between 1892 and 1908. They included these five, all the same design and in the villa style, in Wright Street.

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Ben Schrader, 'Housing - Construction and materials', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38654/building-on-spec (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013