Shand’s Emporium on Manchester Street


Shand’s Emporium is Christchurch’s oldest commercial wooden building (dating from the 1860’s). It didn’t come through the earthquakes very well and its future was looking bleak there for a while, but thanks to the efforts of property developer Anthony Gough and Christchurch Heritage it has been saved and will now be restored. Lovely to see and I look forward to visiting it once it’s open again.

See for a video of the building being moved.

2 responses to “Shand’s Emporium on Manchester Street”

  1. Good to see such a heritage structure saved. That was quite a move too having to lift it over the trams with a crane and back on to the transport vehicle again to complete its journey to its new destination!


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