Date: 8 May 1923
Panoramic view of the intersection of High, Manchester and Lichfield Streets, Christchurch, on the 8th of May 1923. A building called `Ridley’s [?] Buildings’ is in the centre and houses the Singer Sewing Machine Co. Also visible are signs advertising the businesses of J Rhodes – hatter, J O McGillivray – public accountant, Mrs Penhalluriack – confectioner, and Strange’s. Photograph taken by Robert Percy Moore.
Inscriptions: Photographer’s title on negative – bottom centre – Intersection of High, Manchester and Lichfield Streets, Christchurch NZ 8.5.23; Marginal notes on negative – “Christchurch” [Beneath] “36 2” [written randomly]
Intersection of High, Manchester and Lichfield Streets, Christchurch. Ref: Pan-0458-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22753552
And sadly, after almost a century of progress & development, here is how it looks now via Google StreetView and the devastating earthquakes…
kia kaha Christchurch!