The Architectural Heritage of Christchurch

The Architectural Heritage of Christchurch

8, The Legacy of Thomas Edmonds

Book - 1993
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Thomas Edmonds contributed significantly to the architectural history of Christchurch after the founding of the Edmonds Factory and Gardens in Ferry Road. The many buildings he substantially funded or donated to the city include: the Theosophical Society building in Cambridge Terrace, the Radiant Hall (now the Repertory Theatre) in Kilmore Street, the Band rotunda (now the Thomas Edmonds Restaurant) in Cambridge Terrace, the clock tower and telephone cabinet in Oxford Terrace, 16 lighting standards along Cambridge Terrace, and Bickerton Park on the comer of Wainoni Road and Avonside Drive in memory Theatre of his friend Professor Bickerton. Thomas Edmonds' prolific donations were a result of his 50 years of business in Christchurch. The Edmonds' Factory was demolished amid controversy in October 1990. The factory and surrounding gardens were well known throughout Australasia as they were featured on the cover of the popular Edmonds' Cookbook. Apart from the demolition of the factory. Edmonds' legacy to Christchurch has otherwise survived. It is the intention of this booklet to outline the architectural and historical significanceof the buildings Thomas Edmonds was involved with and to acknowledge his substantial contribution to the city of Christchurch. The Theosophical Society Building, Repertory Theatre and the Band Rotunda were damaged in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes and demolished in 2012, 2011 and 2012
Publisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : The Unit, [1993]
Branch Call Number: 725.0993 ARC
Characteristics: 23 p. :,ill., facsim., map, plan, ports. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Christchurch (N.Z.)
Alternative Title: Legacy of Thomas Edmonds
Notes: Cover title.
"February 1993"--Colophon.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 23).
Digitised by Christchurch City Libraries, 2006.


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