Derek Anderson Christchurch Heritage Ltd. Christchurch Heritage Trust, Chair

Fashion Strip

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We found that the style of old High Street where you could park at a kerb and go into a shop had a lot of appeal and the heritage had a lot of appeal so we got a lot of fashion shops that would not go into malls.

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".

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  • Image: Alex Wilkin
  • Image: Alex Wilkin
  • Image: Graeme Patching

Building information

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