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Group houses under threat

Received in the email [tip: DP]

There are two important and original houses designed by the Group
on the market for sale that are very likely to be demolished.

They are:
Bill Wilson house 5A Castle Drive Epsom, Auckland (1964)
Ivan Juriss house 385 Riddell Rd Glendowie (1961 - 62)

Please let the following know of your interest in these houses
being registered URGENTLY with Auckland City as having Heritage and
Historic value:

Let Auckland City know by contacting:
George Farrant phone 307 7498 and fax 307 7496
and emails:
george.farrant AT;
sarah.pocklington AT; ian.grant AT

Contact the mayor
Dick Hubbard
Business Fax: 307 7579
Email: mayor AT

and councillors on link: members/representatives/

To: Auckland City

Please register the following houses URGENTLY for their
Historic and Heritage Values:

Bill Wilson house 5A Castle Drive Epsom (1964)
Ivan Juriss house 385 Riddell Rd Glendowie (1961 - 62)

Both houses are at immediate risk of demolition.



Email copy/info/support to gregory.heap AT (NZIA Auckland
Branch committee) for follow up purposes.


  • edited January 1970
    Any images of the houses, Peter?
  • edited January 1970
    Here's a recent article on the Castle Drive house - better look quickly as the NZ Herald now locks the articles up after a week or so (which is why NZ coverage has had to virtually disappear from this website).

    NZH 09.12.05

    The other house in Glendowie, which has been sold too:

    Letter regarding the houses from Wellington's Architecture Centre:
  • edited January 1970
    News just in from a spy in Auckland:
    Great news on the Ivan Juriss house. The real estate agent called me to say that so many architects cane to the house and educated him on its importance that he then passed this on to his clients and now it has been sold to the sister of an architect who wants to keep it in original condition and has already engage[d] architecture services from a group of architects who specialise in heritage buildings.
  • edited January 1970
    Unfortunately the house in Castle Drive has been demolished
  • edited January 1970
    Oh bugger - any reasons why? I hope not to replace it with another obese McGeorgian.
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