The Grange, Motueka, built by Fred. D. Greenwood about 1860.

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attr Maker: Sarah Greenwood (b.1809, d.1899)
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Colour painting on paper, unmounted. Two storey house at right, with out building at left, and hills behind. White mounting strip across top edge.
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Composition = 145 h x 252 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 145 x 252mm
Houses Motueka
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Sarah Greenwood (1809 -1899). The Grange, Motueka built by Fred D. Greenwood about 1860. [No date]. Drawing. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC332

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The rear section of this house was erected around 1852 and served as workers accommodation and was a "Frame House" typical of houses of that era. In 1863 a larger more grand and modern addition was incorperated in preparation for Frederics impending marriage in 1864. While Frederic would clearly have had input into the erection it is most likely that the building was designed and financed by his father Dr John Danforth Greenwood who was the owner of the estate and had practical knowledge of similar structures in the old country Dr Greenwood was also very much the traditional Patriarch and nothing much happened in the family without his input. The house and grounds in the form of the original "Home Block" still stand as proud as when it was first built and sports a huge English Oak planted in 1864. Inspection can be arranged by appointment for interested parties.

- Martin Whittaker

Posted on 22-07-2018 20:49:15