Digital Photograph: Elevated view of London Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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26 May 2013
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 26 May 2013 of London Street, Lyttelton. The photograph was taken from St Davids Street looking west. The roofs of the portable buildings forming the temporary Lyttelton Police station are visible in the foreground. The Lyttelton Port Company offices and Tunnel Portal are prominent in the midground of the photograph.
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In December 2011, the New Zealand Police decided that the Lyttelton Police Station would be demolished. The building, which opened in 1882 was regarded, until the 22 February 2011 earthquakes, as New Zealand's oldest operational police station. The Police Museum have indicated that they wish for some key elements of the building to be preserved and possibly integrated into a new police facility in Lyttelton. As at June 2013 there was no indication of what form a new police station would take with the possibility of building a combined emergency services centre with the Fire Service and St John Ambulance being explored.
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London Street; Oxford Street: Sumner Road
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