Few inner city landmarks can have as chequered a history as the Victoria Street Clock Tower. Brought to Christchurch in 1860, it was first moved to the old Government Buildings on Durham Street before being re-erected from 1897-99 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of Queen Victoria. It was moved again, in 1930-1933, from the High Street to its present location. Despite restoration work in 1978, the structure has sustained heavy weathering, although this has not obscured the ornate wrought iron railing and scrollwork above the clock-face. The clock was damaged during the 2011 earthquake and is scheduled to be repaired.
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