Friday, September 10, 2010

7 Riccarton Road
cracks in facade

159 Deans Avenue
no damage seen

Saggio Di Vino
185 Victoria Street and 183 Victoria Street

Carlton Hotel
corner Papanui Road and Bealey Avenue

Knox Presbyterian Church
28 Bealey Avenue

Coptic Orthodox Church
90 Edgeware Road

Repertory Theatre

144-148 Kilmore St West
Historic Place - Category II

Church of St Luke the Evangelist
corner of Manchester and Kilmore Streets
Historic Place - Category II

St Lukes is situated on one of the original five church reserves set aside in the plans of the Canterbury Association for the town of Christchurch. Of the four church reserves that were to have bounded the Cathedral reserve, this is the one still intact.

The church was designed by Julian Cyril Mountfort (1852- 1920) and completed in 1909. It is a competent example of early English Gothic Revival church of substantial scale. The construction method of a brick lining and stone facing is of note, which is complimented by an extensive use of Oamaru dressings and the high roof structure. The church also features good quality stained glass by the English firm, Whitefriars. Also of note is the stand alone bell tower in the church grounds.

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