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Curator's House
Curator's House, Chch Botanic Gardens.jpg
General information
Architectural style Tudor Revival architecture
Address 7 Rolleston Avenue
Town or city Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Coordinates 43°31′58″S 172°37′38″E / 43.532677°S 172.627156°E / -43.532677; 172.627156Coordinates: 43°31′58″S 172°37′38″E / 43.532677°S 172.627156°E / -43.532677; 172.627156
Owner Christchurch City Council
Height
Roof slate
Technical details
Floor count two
Design and construction
Architect Collins and Harman
Designated: 26 November 1981
Reference #: 1863

The Curator's House is a historic building in the Christchurch Botanic Garden, in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was built for the Curator of the Botanic Gardens in 1920 and it is now home to a restaurant, called The Curator's House.

History

On the same site as the present Curator's House, a single-storey timber building was constructed in 1872 for the Christchurch Domain Curator, John Armstrong. By 1919, the original wooden building was in poor condition and the current Curator's House was built in its place in 1920. The Architectural firm Collins and Harman were employed in 1919 to design a two storied brick house with a slate roof. It was finished in 1920 and the house was the residence for the curators of the Botanic Gardens up until 1984. In 2000 it was renovated into a restaurant.

Heritage registration

The building was registered as a heritage building by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust on 26 November 1981 with registration number 1863 classified as Category II listing. The Christchurch City Council also lists the Curator's House as a Heritage Place for its "high historical and social significance for its association with the development and history of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens".

Panorama of Curator's House and Garden
The Curator's House and the Avon River
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