The Arthur Street School infants’ building is a treasure that must remain, writes the Southern Heritage Trust.
Built in the 1870s the cottage has historical value as an example of late 19th/early 20th century working class housing and was originally located at 13 Braemar Street, South Dunedin.
Evidence of changing trends reflect New Zealand housing over a period of 100 + years. The addition of a second bay window to an existing cottage created small a villa which is representative of changing fashions and expectations.
Relocation to the Gasworks Museum yard, almost opposite its original site, will facilitate opportunities to display domestic gas appliances and to explore working class life in South Dunedin's urban social and cultural context.
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