290 Riverlaw Terrace, Opawa, CHRISTCHURCH
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Original image submitted at time of registration. Photographed by C Cochran 9/06/1984. Copyright NZHPT Field Record Form Collection
Historic Place Category 2
Lot 1 DP 28141
This two-storey villa situated near the Heathcote River in Christchurch is associated with Aaron Ayers. Ayers arrived in New Zealand in 1860 and worked as a barber/tobacconist for twenty years. He then became a senior partner in the auctioneering firm of Ayers, Beauchamp & Co. Ayers was on the Christchurch City Council in 1878 and was the Mayor of Christchurch from 1886-7 . His house 'Springbank' was later owned by the Trist family, which owned Trist & Small Saddlerly Company. The house is built from matai with a slate roof and is locally significant as an early villa and because of its association with a former Mayor of Christchurch.
- Original Construction: 1860
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