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guests at WARNER's Hotel, Christchurch 1892

Journal by ngairedith

from the site WARNER's HOTEL in 50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch is the site of a hotel established in 1863. The original building, extended on numerous occasions, burned down in 1900. The current building was built in 1901. Again, it has undergone numerous alterations. A fourth storey was added in 1910 and the northern end of the building was demolished in 1917 and a theatre built in its place to create a noise buffer to the printing presses of the adjoining Lyttelton Times Building. The theatre was demolished in 1996 and patrons enjoyed a beer garden. In 2010, a high rise hotel opened on the site of the beer garden and in the process, the historical and symmetrical 1901 facade was recreated.

The Commercial and Dining Rooms were established by John Etherden Coker (1832?1894) in 1863 (John built the Coker's Hotel in 1878).

William Francis Warner (1836?1896) was the third proprietor from April 1874, when it was originally known as the Commercial Hotel.

Warner, described as "the patriarch among licensed victuallers in Christchurch", drowned in a boating accident on the Avon Heathcote Estuary in 1896. The three resulting funerals, William Francis Warner (1835-1896), James Murray (1864-1896, licensee of the New Brighton Hotel) & Francis Herbert Stewart (1868-1896, Guard on the New Brighton Tram) were a big event in Christchurch, and Prime Minister Richard Seddon sent flowers to Warner's funeral

Visitors to Christchurch in NOV 1892 staying at the White Hart Hotel
NAME & PLACE of RESIDENCE

? Mr L. W. ATKINSON, Pukanhui, Taranaki

? Mr Charles BA?TES, Timaru
? Mr A. BARRON, Wellington
? Mr D. James BARRON, Waiau
? Mr Walter BENTLEY, Edinburgh
? Mr T. W. BORNE, Invercargill
? Mr Alexander BRUCE. Sydney

? Mr D. CAMERON, Wellington
? Mr & Mrs Duncan CAMERON and maid, Springfield, Methven
? Mr Hugh CASSIDY, Springfield
? Mr T. CHAPMAN, Mt. Palm
? Mr H. M. CHISHOLM, dUNEDIN
? Mr Robert COBB, Palmerston North
? Mr John A. COOK, Dunedin
? Mr T. R. R. COOPER, Napier
? Mr W. H. CULLEN, Dunedin
? Mr Charles Adam Cleverly CUNNINGHAM (1850-1915), Christchurch

? Mr Adolphus DAVIS, Auckland
? Mr A. DOUGLAS, Timaru
? Mr W. DOUGLAS, Napier

? Hon Henry FELDWICK, M.L.A., Invercargill
? Mr & Mrs Max FRIEDLANDER (1851-1934) and maid, Ashburton
? Mr Rudolph FRIEDLANDER, Ashburton (1847-1929) go to link at Max

? Mr P. L. GILKINSON, Invercargill
? Mr John GORDON, Auckland
? Mr P. R. GORDON, Brisbane
? Mr Melville GRAY, Timaru
? Mr & Mrs G. D. GREENWOOD, Teviotdale

? Mr R. E. HALL, Port Levy
? Mr T. H. HAMER, Wellington
? Mr W. N. HAMLIN, Gisborne
? Mr Thomas E. HARRIS, Ireland
? Mr James HARRISON, Clent Hills
? Mr E. H. HART, Dunedin
? Mr John HORRAX, Napier
? R. HUNT, Sydney
? Mr W. S. HURD, Gore

? Mr Moss JONAS (1838-1907), Timaru

? Mr E. W. KANE, Wellington
? Mr C. K. Meredith KAYE, Timaru
? Mr E. G. KERR, Timaru

? Mrs & Miss LANCE, Horsley Downs
? Mr C. M. LIPPER, Tipperton
? Mr J. LITTLE, Taranaki
? Mr T. H. LOWRY, Hawke's Bay

? Mr A. MacFARLANE, Amuri
? Mr W. MacFARLANE, Amuri
? Mr D. McLEOD, Auckland
? Hon George McLEAN, Dunedin
? Mr & Mrs McMASTERS, Oamaru
? Mr & Mrs R. M. McMASTERS, Oamaru
? Mr R. McOWEN, Invercargill
? Mr & Mrs George McRAE, Glens of Tekoa
? Mr E. MENLOVE, Windsor Park
? Mr J. N. MILLS, Dunedin
? Mr James MILLS, Dunedin
? Mr David MUNN, Napier

? Mr N. NATHAN, Wellington
? Mr Henry NEILL, Dunedin
? Mr B. NEWMAN, Dunedin
? Mr L. W. NORTH, Hawke's Bay

? Mr E. C. O'CONNELL, Cust
? Mr J. Allan OLIVER, Dunedin
? Mr & Mrs OVERTON, Courtenay

? Mr & Mrs PAUL, Wanganui
? Mr R. M. PEMBERTON, Waikari
? Mr T. A. PHILLIPS, Rakaia Gorge
? Mr J. H. POLLOCK, Wellington
? Mr W. POTTS, Amberley
? Mr WALTER PRICTOR, Dunedin

? Mr J. J. C. QUANE, Ashburton

? Mr & Mrs W. RACHBONE, Waipawa
? Mr C. W. REID, Oamaru
? Mr J. B. REID, Oamaru
? Mr John D. RITCHIE, Wellington
? Mr W. ROBIN, Dunedin
? Mr W. T. ROBINSON, Cheviot
? Mr George RUTHERFORD, Dalethorpe

? Mr George SCOTT, Gisborne
? Mr W. B. SCOTT, White Rock
? Mr W. A. SHIELDS, Dunedin
? Mr W. J. SIMPSON, Bucclench
? Mr A. L. SMITH, Dunedin
? Mr Herbert SPRAGGE, Port Levy
? Mr M. STITT, Ashburton

? Mr & Mrs WHITE, Ohoka
? Mrs WILSON, Culverden
? Misses WILSON, Culverden
? Mr F. C. WILSON, Wellington
? Mr J. Cracroft WILSON, Culverden
? Mr R. WILSON, Culverden
? Mr Thomas WINGFIELD, Melbourne

? Mr E. F. YUILL, Wellington

? Mr & Mrs ZANDER, Ashburton


see also, the guests in Christchurch 1892, at the:
? COKER's Hotel
? TERMINUS Hotel
? WHITE HART Hotel

PHOTO
WARNER's HOTEL
c1926
- from left:
* Cathedral Chambers
* the Lyttelton Times building
* the Liberty theatre
* WARNER's HOTEL with the 4th story
* the CATHEDRAL (go to link at notes below)

NOTES
after the Feb 2011 Christchurch earthquake
... In September 2011, Warner's Hotel became part of the political discussion that it should be retained, after the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority had ordered its demolition
By early November 2011, WARNER's HOTEL had been demolished
... the CATHEDRAL as it was after the 2011 earthquake

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on 2012-11-03 05:06:51

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