2 Chapel Street Richmond, corner of Francis Street.
The house on the corner of Francis and Chapel Streets was built in the early 1830s for Joseph Onus (son of Joseph Onus). Various notable citizens of Richmond lived there including Rev Walpole of St Peter’s Church and Rev Elder who succeeded him in that position. Mr Onus also lived there himself for many years.
Note that Sam Boughton in his ‘Reminiscences…’ refers to the building as Josephville, rather than Josieville.
Known as the ‘White House’ during the 1950s, Josieville was home to Richmond High School teachers who needed accommodation as they were appointed to the school from other districts. For some teachers such as Laurie Dicker this was their first teaching appointment after graduating from Teacher’s College.
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