Jan 1, 2009

Now and Then: Christ's College

More than a century apart, these photographs are views of the south-eastern side of the quadrangle of Christ's College on Rolleston Avenue.

To the Left in the earlier image is the Architect Benjamin Mountfort's 1859 Synod Hall and Library for the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. Built in the medieval Gothic revival style, it was demolished in 1919. The building's original doorway and portico survive as a gate between the College grounds and the Botanical Gardens.

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