Colour Photograph: Excelsior Hotel, Corner of Manchester and High Streets, 1985
One landscape colour photograph taken in 1985 showing the Excelsior Hotel on the corner of Manchester and High Streets, Christchurch.
The Excelsior Hotel, located at 120 Manchester Street on corner of High Street in central Christchurch, is depicted in this photograph. Registered as a category one heritage building it was designed by William Armson in the Italian Palazzo style. The building was opened in 1881 though the site had been utilised as a hotel since 1865. The hotel, which was named the Excelsior in 1908, was severely damaged by the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. though Plans were made to rebuild the hotel in the same heritage style at the same location.