May 10, 2008

Risingholme, Opawa, 1972

Risingholme was built in 1864 by William Reeves (1825-1891), politician and proprietor of the Lyttelton Times.

After Reeves died the house passed through various private owners until 1943, when it was purchased and presented to the city by the philanthropist Sir Jack McKenzie (1876-1955). Risingholme has been a community centre since 1944.

Circa 1870

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