Built in Port Hills basalt and Coal Creek limestone, and Canterbury College’s first building, the Clock Tower is very much a building of its times and of its architect. An emblematic Victorian structure essential to the smooth running of a timetabled institution, Mountfort’s tower was designed in the preferred style of Gothic Revivalism with a few twists. It is also one dear to civic life: the painstaking restoration of the stained-glass windows and classroom are proof of the esteem in which it is held.
Publicly accessible restrooms; no parking; accessible
Benjamin Mountfort, 1877