Feb 27, 2008

Historic Christchurch Building Demolition?

27 February 2008 - A much photographed shop at the corner of Barbadoes and Armagh Streets is currently being offered for sale as a potential redevelopment site.

Although somewhat dilapidated and sporting later windows to the upper floor accommodation area, this circa 1875 building, last sold for $200 in 1945, is widely considered worthy of restoration.

UPDATE

4 April 2008 - Christchurch newspaper The Star reports that Barry King (82), who operated the city's oldest bicycle shop from the premises for 63 years has sold to new owners who will renovate the building for commercial use.

2 comments:

Sarndra said...

I visited the King family here a couple of times with my Aunt Helen when i was a child in the late 1960's early 1970's... my how time flies!

Canterbury Heritage said...

I knew Barry King slightly, he was most interesting to talk to about local history.

I must take a post restoration pic of the building.