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A copy of an original plan by R B Hammond (town planner and housing consultant for the Department of Housing) for the Savage Crescent state housing precinct, showing house design numbers. Savage Crescent is in the West End area of Palmerston North, bounded by College Street, Cook Street and Park Road. Fifty acres was bought by the Government for the development, and between then and 1944, 245 state houses were built. For the time, Savage Crescent was designed upon the most modern ideas, as a garden suburb, with a large central, recreational area, communal garages and a variety of house designs built for the sun and with ample gardens. While the majority of the houses in Savage Crescent are now privately owned, the precinct remains as a significant example of state housing in New Zealand.

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Savage Crescent state housing precinct
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Palmerston North
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circa 1937

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