The streetscapes of New Zealand cities and towns were characterised by a hotchpotch of different building styles and heights. This reflected a cultural trait of individualism; building owners wanted their properties to stand out from neighbours. There were a few exceptions. In the early 1930s a new street connecting Christchurch’s Armagh and Gloucester streets was constructed. It comprised two-storey, semi-detached buildings constructed in a common Spanish Mission architectural style, and was called New Regent Street, after the famous London thoroughfare. This is the architect’s drawing of the street.
Using this item
Christchurch City Council, Heritage Unit
Reference: CCCPlans New-Regent-28-8
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.