Sweeping Lawns

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Alas poor River Road, I knew you so well.
Though for now, the Building is briefly reliving its stately past.
Built in the early 1900’s by a prominent Christchurch barrister… or maybe town-council member, to house him and his three spinster daughters.
On the far side of the house is the river, which wouldn’t have been interrupted then by the current soon-to-be-ex road, their lawn would have swept majestically down to it.
And on this side, there would have been uninterrupted expansive lawns like here.
Now that all the surrounding “new” houses have been demolished.
A nicely proportioned building that worked well as four flats – because it was built like that from the start for the four apartments.

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5 thoughts on “Sweeping Lawns

    • No new houses built here, ever!
      This is all “red-zoned” land, too close to the river and unsettled ground to make safe for building.
      It’s gonna be a public big park running alongside the river, I think?

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