Mar 7, 2008

Christchurch 1939

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A recent addition to the archive is this extremely rare aerial photograph of central Christchurch in early 1939.

A Southerly aspect from Salisbury Street, centered on Manchester Street, with Madras Street to the Left and Colombo Street to the Right.

The photograph is exactly dateable by the nearly completed Municipal Electricity Department building on the corner of Armagh and Manchester Streets and also by the partially constructed Miller's department store in Tuam Street (currently the Christchurch City Council Civic Chambers).

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