Accession Number
1997.258.437
Catalogue Number
PIC97/56
Brief Description
One landscape colour photograph taken in 1985 showing the Sign of the Takahe on the corner of Dyers Pass and Hackthorne Roads, Christchurch.
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Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
1985
Production Place
Background
The Sign of the Takahe, a category one historic place, was constructed in stages between 1918 and 1946 with the first section opening to the public in 1920. Located at the corner of Dyers Pass Road and Hackthorne Road, it was the most ambitious of the tram terminus rest houses that would be constructed along the road over the Port Hills into Akaroa. The building is designed in the Gothic Revival style by Henry George (Harry) Ell and was later converted into a restaurant. The building survived the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, but required extensive remediation before being allowed to reopen.
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Measurement Reading
6 x 7" (152.4 x 177.8mm)
Measurement Type
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