Digital Photograph: Demolition of Former Canterbury Hotel, corner of Norwich Quay and Oxford Street, Lyttelton

Maker
Michael Davies
Production date
14 Jul 2011
Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 14 July 2011 showing the demolition of the former Canterbury Hotel on the corner of Norwich Quay and Oxford Street. At the time of demolition the ground floor was occupied by the Magma Gallery. Also visible in the photograph are 'Tin Palace' and a former office building which shows repairs made by injecting adhesive into cracks in concrete. Photograph taken from Norwich Quay.
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Researcher comments/remarks
The Canterbury Hotel, built in the 1920s to replace an earlier hotel of the same name, ceased trading in the early 2000s. Since that time it had been predominantly empty, but in 2010 the Magma Gallery began trading in part of the ground floor of the building. The Canterbury Hotel, along with the British Hotel on the opposite corner, had a reputation as a sailor’s hotel, due to its proximity to the main pedestrian entrance to the Inner Harbour.
Associated place notes
Norwich Quay; Oxford Street
Associated event notes
Damage caused
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Other id
DSC04203
Accession number
2013.17.77

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