CCC Statement of Significance:(Taken from documentation of the The Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan)
DISTRICT PLAN – LISTED HERITAGE PLACE
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT – STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
SIGN OF THE KIWI - 1700, 2057, 2057R SUMMIT ROAD,
The Sign of the Kiwi was constructed in 1916-1917 as one of a number of rest houses planned for the Summit Road scheme of Henry Ell. The great pre-occupation of Harry Ell, a politician and tenacious social and environmental campaigner, was the promotion of a summit road from Godley Head to Akaroa, providing public access to all parts of the Port Hills. (more…)
Philip Barrett Team Leader Heritage has generously provided us with the Draft Significance Statement for the Cunningham House.
Cuningham House is of historical and social significance as the largest and oldest of the Botanic Gardens display houses. It was built in 1923 and opened on 9 August 1924, funded by a bequest made to the Botanic Gardens by Mr C.A.C. Cuningham, a Christchurch law clerk, on his death in 1915. (more…)