Feb 14, 2008

1874 Canterbury Club Renovations

The Canterbury Club was founded in 1872 as the merchants’ rival to the 1856 Christchurch Club, which was primarily identified with rural runholders. It still has a membership largely comprising lawyers, accountants and businessmen.

Completed in 1874, the Club building on Cambridge Terrace was situated next to the original home of the city's first Bishop. Built by the civil engineer Henry Cridland in 1851, it was the first dwelling West of the river.

An archaeologist was on hand yesterday to search for artifacts under the foundations of the Canterbury Club's caretaker's cottage on Worcester Boulevard. As part of the club's $5.5 million upgrade, the 19th century cottage is being relocated.

The Press, 14 February 2008

The 12 floor, 40 metre Club Tower, Canterbury House, Worcester Boulevard

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