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Old School, Stewart Street; 1904; X001.33.25

Old School, Stewart Street, 1904, X001.33.25
Name/Title
Old School, Stewart Street
About this object
An early view of The Green, or Creek Street, which is now Wainui Road. Although the photo is entitled ‘The Old Grey Horse’, there is no record of the two children riding the horse. The Congregational Church (Union Church from 1943) is on the right and the original school classroom is visible in the centre of the photograph.
Place Made
New Zealand
Date Made
1904
Collection
Raglan Museum Collection
Object number
X001.33.25

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John Lawson24 Aug 2015 07:45 AM,UTC
'Around Raglan' Chapter 21 says, "Dairying started in the Raglan district in 1899 when W. J. Smith, a progressive local businessman, built and operated a butter factory at Te Mata. It must have been profitable, because in 1902 Smith opened a factory opposite the Union Church . . . In 1905 Kauroa suppliers formed the Raglan Co-operative Dairy Co, bought the Kauroa creamery from Smith and commenced butter-making here. . . The Raglan factory was closed and I presume the churn and other equipment was transferred to Kauroa."

So the building to the left of the church is presumably the 1902 butter factory.
John Lawson24 Aug 2015 07:45 AM,UTC
'Around Raglan' Chapter 21 says, "Dairying started in the Raglan district in 1899 when W. J. Smith, a progressive local businessman, built and operated a butter factory at Te Mata. It must have been profitable, because in 1902 Smith opened a factory opposite the Union Church . . . In 1905 Kauroa suppliers formed the Raglan Co-operative Dairy Co, bought the Kauroa creamery from Smith and commenced butter-making here. . . The Raglan factory was closed and I presume the churn and other equipment was transferred to Kauroa."

So the building to the left of the church is presumably the 1902 butter factory.