Topic: 84 Hereford Street, former NZ Trust and Loan Building

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The former NZ Trust and Loan Building was a two storeyed commercial building constructed in 1866.

The building was designed by leading Christchurch architect Benjamin Mountfort and was believed to be the earliest, and oldest surviving, example of Venetian Gothic Revival architecture in Christchurch. 
Among the prominent Christchurch businesses that have occupied the building during the past 140 years are the Canterbury Jockey Club, from the early 19th century until the 1970s the barristers and solicitors Papprill, Frampton and Hadfield, Gough, Gough and Hamer Ltd, Alice in Video-land and Hereford Holdings Ltd.
Together with the Olympia building and Shands Emporium, the former NZ Trust and Loans building formed part of a precinct of buildings that dates back to the earliest phase of European built commercial history in Christchurch.
 
Several of the businesses that have occupied the building have been very successful and have contributed to the retention and public profile of the building.  With its Venetian Gothic styling and mid-19th century scale 84 Hereford Street was a rare survivor from the 1860s.
Badly damaged in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Then Demolishe

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84 Hereford Street, former NZ Trust and Loan Building


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