Sunday, February 15, 2015

Thames (NZ): Pollen Street House Identification - help needed

Where was this house? I search endlessly at old photographs trying to identify what should be easy, a two storied house in Pollen Street. It makes me wonder whether it is in the central part of town between Sealey and Willoughby Street - where not many west side photos exist.

Can you identify where it was? It appeared in the Thames Star 4 July 1966.
 
UPDATE: 17 February 2015
After lots of help and suggestions from the facebook Thamesite community we have found our way to the Pollen Street block - between Richmond and Sealey Street intersects. On the west side where there is now a car yard seems the best option so far.
 Above: the possible house is starting top left, the second building down, double roof. The big hall half way down is where Toyota Motors are today on corner of Pollen and Sealey Streets.
Below: another angle, the house is about centre of photo.
 Source 1951 Photo of Thames
Thames, Thames - Coromandel District. Whites Aviation Ltd :Photographs. Ref: WA-27515-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/30118564

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