Our City, Christchurch

Our City, more formally Our City O-Tautahi, also known as the Old Municipal Chambers,[1] is a Queen Anne style building on the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace in the Christchurch Central City. It is a Category I heritage building registered with Heritage New Zealand.[2] From 1887 to 1924 it was used by Christchurch City Council as their civic offices, providing room for meetings of the council and for housing staff, before they moved to the Civic. It was then used for many decades by the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce and served as the main tourist information. It was last used as an exhibition and events centre before being damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes.

Our City O-Tautahi
Our City in 2007
Former namesCivic offices
General information
TypeFormer civic offices
LocationChristchurch Central City
Address159 Oxford Terrace
Town or cityChristchurch
CountryNew Zealand
Coordinates43.5308°S 172.6336°E / -43.5308; 172.6336
Construction started1886
Inaugurated24 March 1887
ClientChristchurch City Council
Technical details
Floor counttwo
Design and construction
Architect(s)Samuel Hurst Seager
Reference no.1844
"Municipal Chambers (Former)". New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 14 August 2018.

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