Oct 8, 2008

Historic Waimate Building for Demolition


The 1890 Empress Flour Mill on Queen Street is category C industrial heritage building, which means that its removal is a permitted activity.

There are two plaques on the front of the building, one relating to the 118 year old structure and the other to the 1921 grain silos.

With a height of 35 metres the category B listed heritage silos are the town's most prominent landmark. They're still in use and will not be demolished.

Waimate is renowned for its Edwardian buildings, but the Empress Flour Mill building is one of the few left from the Victorian era.

Photo by Geoff Cloake

2 comments:

gobeirne said...

Speaking of the demolition of industrial buildings, the warehouse building occupied by CRC Salvage at 120 Montreal St has been sold and is due for demolition.

Canterbury Heritage said...

Thanks for your comment, which has precipitated an article: the complex of buildings includes the city's oldest surviving warehouse, dating from the late 1860s - Christchurch Heritage Tragedy.