Mountfort Architectural Plan: Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

Maker
Benjamin Mountfort
Description
One architectural plan by Benjamin Mountfort showing sections of the council chamber of the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings looking north and south.
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Production role
Architect
Measurements
Dimensions (h x w): 520 x 780mm
Researcher comments/remarks
The stone and timber Canterbury Provincial Council buildings were constructed between 1858 and 1865. The first building was a timber council chamber modelled on English manorial halls, though it had not even opened in 1859 when an extension was proposed. This extension increased the Durham Street frontage and added a new wing along Armagh Street. The third and final stage was the legislative chamber or great hall. The complex was severely damaged during the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes. The damaged site has been made waterproof and partially deconstructed, until a decision on its future can be made.
Other id
334
10419
Accession number
19XX.2.347

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