175-177 Main Street, Cobblestone Museum, GREYTOWN
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Mangapakeha School. Photographed by Anika Klee 5/02/2010. Copyright NZ Historic Places Trust
Historic Place Category 2
South Wairarapa District
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.
This school was originally located at Mangapakeha on Castlepoint Rd, Wairarapa, but has been relocated to the Cobblestones Museum complex, Main St, Greytown.
The exact date of construction is not known, but it is known that the school opened in 1902. The school is a small rectangular building with gabled roof, with a large school room, and a small lean-to front vestibule. The original central cast iron stove has been removed. The design of the school suggests a transition from the small school room of the 19th century usually a small rectangle with a minimum of windows, to the new approach of the 1920s which were known as the "Taranaki and Canterbury open air type". These were still rectangular, but had a larger floor space and much larger
windows for greater light and ventilation The Mangapakeha school is an earlier building, but has four large double hung casement windows with glazing bars.
- Other: 1902 (circa)
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