Shand’s Emporium on Manchester Street

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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 http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/69760508/shands-emporium-touches-down-on-manchester-st-christchurch 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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