Digital Photograph: Demolition on the corner of Canterbury and London Streets, Lyttelton

Maker
Michael Davies
Production date
27 Apr 2011
Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 27 April 2011 showing the demolition of the premises of Ground Delicatessen on the corner of Canterbury and London Streets. The photograph is taken from Canterbury Street.
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Researcher comments/remarks
The site formerly occupied by Ground Delicatessen was made available for a Gap Filler initiative called the Lyttelton Petanque Club. This property was purchased by the Christchurch City Council in July 2012 to provide a civic square for Lyttelton. In May 2013 several transitional artworks were erected on the site. The area will be known as Albion Square, after the hotel which stood on the site. The major features of the design are the relocation of the Lyttelton War Memorial to the upper part of the square and the carving of a Waharoa (entranceway) which is to be called Ohinehouroko in recognition of the pre-European name for the area.
Associated place notes
Canterbury Street; London Street
Associated event notes
Damage caused
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Other id
DSC03952
Accession number
2013.17.44

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