Edmonds Clock Tower, Christchurch

Edmonds Clock Tower, Christchurch (must see)

This clock tower on Madras Street was originally inspired by the older Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower, which are both listed attractions now. The Edmonds Tower was co-designed by a New Zealand sculptor, William Trethewey, and architect, H. Francis Willis. The foundation stone was laid in 1929. The tower is made of volcanic rock and limestone, shaped in a free style with a touch of Gothic. Each part of the tower reflects a certain theme: Charity, Faith, Hope, and Peace. The so-called Canterbury earthquakes have had their toll on the Edmonds Clock Tower causing it to crack at two levels and the top section to move. There is also moderate damage around the windows.

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Edmonds Clock Tower on Map

Sight Name: Edmonds Clock Tower
Sight Location: Christchurch, New Zealand (See walking tours in Christchurch)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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