Whare Ora Leamington New Zealand from Goldsmith Street
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The highest point in Leamington, indeed Cambridge as a whole, the property bounded by Burns, Thompson, Goldsmith and Coleridge Streets – home now to the expanding green fields development Lauriston Park Retirement Village.
Burns Street House – ‘Whareora’ Cambridge Museum
This large Victorian villa on the hill in Leamington was built over the summer of 1901/02 by William Hogan for £842 for William and Mary Rout.
There are 38 trees on the Waipa Protected Tree List, most of them planted by William before his death in 1909. These trees include some beautiful old camellias and rhododendrons.
The vast construction site, on the most elevated point in Leamington, that is to be Lauriston Park Retirement Village held a showhome opening this weekend. All very flash – and expensive. An obvious asset to the surrounding community and economy of both Leamington and Cambridge it does suffer one minor crisis of identity. Far from being in Cambridge it is in fact located in Leamington one mighty river away from Cambridge Town Centre. I comment very briefly on the uniqueness of the Cambridge Leamington relationship here.