Brief Description
One architectural plan by Benjamin Mountfort and Maxwell Bury showing a ground plans of courts and elevation of tower from their second proposed design for the New (Supreme) Court House, Christchurch, 1867.
Production Role
Architect
Background
Two proposed designs for the Christchurch Supreme Court were produced by Benjamin Mountfort during his partnership with Maxwell Bury. The first was largely influenced by Bury, but the second set, seen here, was produced in 1867 after Bury had departed for England the year before. Both these designs were set aside in favour of Alexander Lean’s design which was constructed in 1868 and demolished in 1980.
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