The Architectural Heritage of Christchurch is a series of historic booklets looking at specific buildings which had their existence threatened or were the subject of retention and conservation projects prior to the Canterbury Earthquakes.

The booklets also look at the architectural and social history of these buildings.

All the booklets in the series are available to download(external link) from the Christchurch City Libraries' website.


  • The Normal School (Cranmer Courts)
  • Shand's Emporium
  • McLean's Mansion
  • Cranmer Club
  • Government Buildings
  • Church of the Good Shepherd – Philipstown
  • The Nurses' Memorial Chapel
  • The Legacy of Thomas Edmonds (this covers the Band Rotunda, The Repertory Theatre, Theosophical Society Building, Clock Tower and the Telephone Cabinet)
  • The Former Wood Brothers' Flour Mill – Addington
  • Pavilions, temples and four square walls: Christchurch pump houses and substations