Accession Number
2013.17.12
Brief Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 25 February 2011 showing earthquake damage on eastern side of Oxford Street, Lyttelton Taken from the footpath looking downhill from opposite Lyttelton Main School. The Buildings visible are the premises of Moda Fotografica (former Library and Council Chambers), a private residence (former Library and Fire Station) and the Lyttelton Information Centre (corner only).
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
25 Feb 2011
Associated Person
Associated Person Notes
Both Buildings
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
Both buildings in this photograph were designed by Collins and Harman in an Italian Renaissance style. The building to the left was built in 1887 as the Council Chambers for the Lyttelton Municipal Council (later Lyttelton Borough Council, then Banks Peninsula District Council) and Magistrates Court. It housed the Lyttelton Public Library from 1978 until the Council sold the building in 1999. On the opposite corner the former fire station and library was built in 1902 and housed the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire brigade until 1967 and the library until its move across the road.
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