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Savage Crescent, Palmerston North, a state housing development, was designed by Reginald Bedford Hammond and built as part of the first Labour Government's aim to create "ideal suburbs". Named after Michael Joseph Savage the Labour Prime Minister of the time, a total of 245 houses were built between 1938-1944. Incorporating a wide variety of houses and a central playing reserve it remains little changed. Today it is thought to be one of the most intact examples of early state housing in New Zealand. The Palmerston North City Council has recognised it as a Heritage area of the city.

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Aerial Photograph of Savage Crescent, West End
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1956

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