Feb 10, 2008

Canterbury University College 1877-1891

A recently restored photographic sequence showing the architectural development of the former Canterbury College of the University of New Zealand from 1877 to 1891.

Originally a residential area, the 1933 purchase of Llanmaes House (subsequently the Student Union and now the Dux de Lux restaurant), completed the acquisition by the University of the block enclosed by Worcester, Hereford, Montreal Streets and Rolleston Avenue.

The Medieval Gothic Revival buildings have comprised the Christchurch Arts Centre since 1991.

From the top; 1877, 1878, 1882, 1891 & 2007.

Christchurch Arts Centre
Christchurch Now & Then #17

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