Derek Anderson Christchurch Heritage Ltd., Christchurch Heritage Trust, Chair

High Para Apartments development

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I was trying to let it for $1 per foot and no one wanted it… then I put an ad. in the paper for warehouse apartments and we had queues of people. They all thought it was a great idea!

Derek Anderson

The Para Building was erected in 1903 to accommodate eleven shops.  The building was converted to residential apartments in the 1990s and was known as "High Para".

  • Image: Doc Ross
  • Image: Doc Ross
  • Image: Courtesy of Derek Anderson
  • Image: Derek Anderson
  • Image: Derek Anderson

Building information

Para Building
146-152 High Street
Architect: Unknown
Date: c.1900