Friday, January 9, 2009

St Luke's Church, Christchurch

St Luke's Church, Christchurch
This church is sited at the corner of Manchester and Kilmore Streets on one of the five Church Reserves set aside by the Canterbury Association before the 1850 settlement. The architect chosen was George Mallinson. The foundation stone was laid on St Luke's Day, 18th October 1858. Completed and opened on December 30 1860, extended and altered from plans drawn by Benjamin Mountfort in 1871, it was finally demolished in 1908.
(photographed after 1874 when the tower and spire were added)

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