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Yule House — Invercargill, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 46° 24.812 E 168° 21.590
59G E 297097 N 4856617
Quick Description: Built in 1866-67 this is now Invercargill’s Oldest Existing Wooden Residence.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/10/2010 2:29:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM86ZC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 2

Long Description:
Yule House

Invercargill’s Oldest Existing Wooden Residence

Yule House was built by businessman Robert Duncan Yule in 1866-67, a Scottish immigrant who ran drapery stores in Invercargill, Bluff, Stewart Island and Mataura.

In 1865, Robert Yule received a Crown grant for two sections fronting Forth Street, where he built his ten roomed, two storeyed dwelling.

In the early 1930’s the house was moved to its present location which is approximately 20 metres north of its original site.

The Troopers Memorial Corner Charitable Trust purchased this building on 1 November 2002 when it was in a state of disrepair. The Trust has restored it as closely as possible to its original state, including lifting the building in situ and pouring concrete foundations. This was done with the fireplaces intact.

The building has a NZ Historic Places Trust Category II classification. In its restored state, it will continue its use as a residence.
Group that erected the marker: Troopers Memorial Corner Charitable Trust

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
11 Ness Street
Invercargill, Southland New Zealand
9812


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