Photograph: Wesleyan Church, Christchurch

Maker
Burton Bros
Description
One black and white photograph of the Wesleyan Church in Christchurch; mounted on card.
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Production role
Photographer
Measurements
Dimensions (h x w): 230 x 294mm
Associated place
Other id
2923
NM376-13
Accession number
2018.74.140

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The Durham Street Methodist Church in Christchurch was the earliest stone church constructed in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. It was registered as a "Historic Place - Category I" by Heritage New Zealand.. The church was severely damaged by an earthquake on 4 September 2010, but collapsed during a following earthquake on 22 February 2011, killing three workers who were removing the organ. ( Wikip. ). The church's location was at the Corner of Durham Street and Chester Street. Note the extra buttressing on the left hand tower - for a clock tower or perhaps a bell tower yet or never to come?

- Lex Calder

Posted on 02-06-2020 23:03:26



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