Cranmer Court

Cranmer Court

Cranmer Court

Cranmer Court

Cranmer Court

Normal School, Cranmer Square, Christchurch

circa 1921

In Apr. 1873 the Canterbury Board of Education held a design competition for a projected normal school. The winner was S.C. Farr (1827-1918), a Christchurch architect, with a revised Gothic design. When the Normal School was completed in 1874 at a cost of ?14,269, the Montreal Street wing measured 145 ft. and the Kilmore Street wing, 244 ft. The builder was Daniel Reese and William Brassington (b. 1840) the carver of the stone details. In 1878 the Montreal Street wing was extended to provide a kindergarten on the ground floor and a training department on the first floor. The architect of the extension was Thomas Cane (1830-1905). In 1924-1925 the Teachers' College students moved to a building on the corner of Montreal and Peterborough Streets. In 1954 the Normal School was transferred to Elmwood. The old school became the training centre for the Post-Primary Dept of Christchurch Teachers' College. In 1970 they moved to Ilam and the building became subject to neglect, vandalism and decay. In Sept. 1981 it was sold to an investment company and between then and 1986 was converted to luxury apartments.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Northwest

Reference ID: CCL-CKEY410198-331

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Cramner Courts from Kilmore Street

23 August 2009

Cranmer Courts, old Normal School, Chateau Blanc in distance on corner of Kilmore and Montreal Street.

Creator: Darryl Tong

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Northwest

Source: Kete Christchurch

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The Normal School, Cranmer Square, Christchurch

Circa 1925

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Northwest

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Cranmer Courts, 31 to 33 Kilmore Street

2000s

Cranmer Courts, 31 to 33 Kilmore Street.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Northwest

Source: kete

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Cranmer Court viewed from Cranmer Square

23 August 2009

Cranmer Court was formerly the Normal School.
The photo shows the buildings on the intersection of Kilmore and Montreal Streets with Grimsbys Restaurant in the centre.

Creator: Darryl Tong

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Northwest

Contributor: Darryl Tong

Source: Kete Christchurch

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