Colour Photograph: Bains Warehouse and Benjamins Limited, Lichfield Street, 1985
One landscape colour photograph taken in 1985 looking west down Lichfield Street, Christchurch. Buildings and businesses shown include Dowson's Shoes, Bain's Warehouse and Benjamin's Ltd.
Lichfield Street in central Christchurch is depicted in this photograph. Bains Warehouse, which features prominently, was built in 1903 to a design by J. C. Maddison. In the 1980s additions were made to the building to adapt it into a classic car warehouse. The building survived the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes. John Bain opened his first retail store in Christchurch in 1870, importing and wholesaling quality goods into the city.