Story: Inner-city living

St Elmo Courts (1st of 2)

Christchurch’s St Elmo Courts was built on the site of the once-exclusive St Elmo boarding house. This cover of the architect’s plans is dated 1929. The reference to ‘West End’ hints at refined living in London.

About this item

Christchurch City Council Archives
Reference: CCCPlans St-Elmo-Courts-6-0
Plans by B. J. Ager

Reproduction: This image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the permission of the Archivist, Christchurch City Council Archives.

How to cite this page:

Philip Morrison and Ben Schrader, 'Inner-city living - City flats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2016)

Full story by Philip Morrison and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010