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Warren & Mahoney by Duncan Winder.

One day in 1964 a man called Duncan Winder from Wellington visited Christchurch and took some pictures of Warren & Mahoney residences. That’s pretty much the extent of the story, unless people know more?

Images courtesy of The National Library

Webb flats, Cox St Merivale

L E Scott House, Kidson Tce Cashmere

College House, Ilam Rd

MJW Davis House, Hilltop Lane (demolished)

Broderick flats, Rhodes St (demolished)

Paprill house, Idris Rd (and interior below)

LJ Beatty House, Cannon Hill Cr (demolished)

Miles Warren’s flat, 65 Cambridge Tce


Winder, Norman Henry Duncan, 1919-1970
Architect and photographer, of Wellington. Known as Duncan Winder. Born September 1919 in Prescot, Lancashire, England. Trained as an architect in England, and served as a climbing and skiing instructor attached to a Special Forces School in the Middle East, during World War II. In 1955 he came to New Zealand and joined the architectural firm of Gray Young, Morton and Calder. He left architecture in 1962 to pursue photography, concentrating on architectural subjects. He died 7 September 1970 in Wellington. Sources of information: NZIA Journal, October 1970; Registrar General; Ancestry Library Edition, sighted 4 September 2008

One Response to “Warren & Mahoney by Duncan Winder.”

  1. Amanda Brown Says:

    This house was built by Sir Miles Warren in the early 1960s. Sadly it was wrecked during the Feb 2011 earthquake; the owner at that time decided it was too big a project to restore it.

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