Old Henry Africa’s

Henry Africa’s restaurant was established in this building in 1973, alongside the wine bar Sweet Jane’s. Each venue had an extensive outdoor courtyard and deck area. Both venues [...]

242 High Street

242 High Street has had many businesses call home over the decades. Once the headquarters of the original Canterbury Savings bank which was acquired by Westpac  and Echo records enjoyed success [...]

208 – 210 Cashel Street

Built circa 1900, it had under gone significant upgrades and was the long time headquarters of MB Cook commercial agents. The building could be mistaken for number 10 Downing Street and was a [...]

Westende House

Year of Construction: 1905 Westende House was built on the south-west corner of John Bealey’s 1852 four-acre garden. The design complimented the neighbouring Hall of Agriculture & [...]

Hillary & Baxter House

Year of Construction: 1916 Hillary & Baxter House was designed by architect John Guthrey. The firm closed its doors in 2008 and the building then underwent a full restoration. Sadly on 4 [...]

England Bros House

Year of Construction: 1906 This substantial building was designed and constructed by England Bros in 1906. The company also supplied the materials for the job from their building supplies [...]

Duncan’s Buildings – Original

Year of Construction: 1905 The Duncan’s Buildings rated as a category two historic and heritage group of buildings. KPI Rothschild owned two of the group, which had been fully restored, including [...]

Bar Belezza House

Year of Construction: 1890s Bar Belezza House was made up of two buildings with ornate plaster detailing and a protected facade. This premises was fully restored prior to the earthquakes. The [...]

George Henry House

Year of Construction: 1889 George Henry House was an elaborate building with a protected facade. It was originally constructed for George Henry and Co, a coffee and spice importer. The building [...]

111-113 Lichfield Street

Constructed Circa 1900.  This ornate building was once the home of Dunlop tyres head offices. The 2011 quakes took their toll on the building and it was sadly demolished.

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