Kōrero: Historic places

A Christchurch fragment (2 o 3)

A Christchurch fragment

Rather than demolish Christchurch's earthquake-damaged Peterborough apartments, David McIntyre of the construction firm Ceres bought the complex in 2012 with the intention of restoring it. The neo-Gothic building had been erected in 1924 as the city's teachers' college. By 1978 the site was too small and the college moved elsewhere. The building served a number of purposes until 1997, when a developer converted it into 37 apartments. Ceres intended bringing the building up to 100% of the building code and then selling the apartments. The restored building will provide a fragment of what the central city looked like before the 2011 earthquake.

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Ben Schrader, 'Historic places - Recent developments, 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/42149/a-christchurch-fragment (accessed 20 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014, updated 19 Aug 2016