On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

On the move

Sometimes for a building to be repurposed requires it to be moved. This may be a major undertaking, but seen as a worthwhile one in each individual case.

Removal of the Roman Catholic Pro-Cathedral, Christchurch

1900

This was the largest building ever removed in New Zealand. The removal of the Roman Catholic Pro-Cathedral, from its present site, in order to make room for the new cathedral, which it has been decided to build, was a task of no light order. The building, which was 108 ft. by 86 ft. and was a substantially-built structure, weighing 250 tons, had to be removed a distance of 400 ft. On its side it faces Ferry Road. Three large traction engines were used, and the operations were under the direction of Messrs Collins and Harman, architects, the work being done by Mr Swanston, the contractor.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

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The Roman Catholic Pro-Cathedral, Barbadoes Street.

1900

The original portion of this church was designed by Benjamin Mountfort , and opened in 1864. It was enlarged in the 1870s. Here it is shown ready to vacate its site in favour of the planned new Cathedral. Three powerful traction engines were used. The dead weight of the partially stripped building was about 250 tons even with its slate roof removed, but it was easily hauled along specially constructed, well-greased wooden tramways. At the time it was the biggest job of its kind ever undertaken in New Zealand. After being given a new iron roof it was opened on its new site by Bishop Moran on 22 July 1900. After the new Cathedral opened, the old building became part of the nearby Roman Catholic school complex

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

Source: Canterbury times, 13 June 1900, p. 36.

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The interior of the Roman Catholic Pro-Cathedral

Circa 1895

The Church of the Blessed Sacrament was a large building on the site of the present Cathedral. The land had been granted by the Canterbury Provincial Council on condition that a building was erected on it. The original portion of the church, designed by Mr B.W. Mountfort, Provincial Architect, and built by Father J.B. Chataigner, had been opened in 1864. During the 1870's it had been enlarged to accommodate a growing Catholic population. It was removed to Ferry Road in 1900.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

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St Columba's Anglican Church, Hornby

7 June 1975

Exterior of St Columba's Anglican Church, built in 1906, raised off the ground during a move of the church 15 yards on its site on Main South Road near Denton Park, Hornby during extension works.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: West / Hornby

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

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St Andrew's Church relocation

28 August 1986

Preparations for the relocation of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church from Oxford Terrace to Rangi Ruru.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southwest

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

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Old house from Halswell Quarry on the move, December 1994

December 1994

Area: South West / Halswell

Source: Kete Christchurch

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Canterbury Public Library annex

20 December 1975

The annex to the Canterbury Public Library being delivered by truck and manoeuvred into place.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - West

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

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Mother Hubbards, Armagh Street

1990

Exterior view of Mother Hubbards, originally built between 1865-66 in Oxford Terrace in central Christchurch. In 1907 it was moved to 159 Armagh Street.

Creator: Rosemary Spiewak

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - East

Collection: Rosemary Spiewak

Contributor: Rosemary Spiewak

Reference ID: CCL-RoSp-082

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View along Hereford Street

14 August 1976

View of buildings along Hereford Street starting at 90 Hereford Street and looking towards Oxford Terrace. In the background is Central Police Station building.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - South

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

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Historic buildings on Manchester Street

2018

View from across Manchester Street of earthquake damaged Trinity Congregational Church and the former Shand's Emporium building from Hereford St.

Creator: Sarelle

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square South

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Moving Parklands Baptist Church Hall 1999

1999

Baptist Church "Hall" being shifted from 46 Queenspark Drive to 180 Qeeenspark Drive early 1999, to make way for building the Parklands Library.

Area: North East / Parklands

Contributor: Fay Anderson.

Source: Entry in the 2014 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

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