The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Hart, Alfred Henry
Hart, Alfred Henry, Architect and Patent Agent, Luck's Buildings, Gloucester Street, Christchurch. Telephone 710; P.O. Box 156. Telegraphic address, “Hart, Christchurch.” Bankers, Bank of New Zealand. Private residence, 76 Salisbury Street. Corresponding agents in Sydney, Melbourne, Washington, New York, and London. Mr. Hart established himself in business in 1885 in small premises in 258 Colombo Street, and was registered in July, 1890, as a patent agent, being the first in Christchurch and provincial district under the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1889. He has established communications for this branch throughout the world. As an architect he has confined himself chiefly to domestic architecture, and has designed many handsome residences throughout Canterbury. Mr. Hart halls from Birmingham, where he was born in 1848, and arrived in Lyttelton in November, 1879, via Australia. Mr. Hart's offices comprise a convenient suite on the ground floor of Luck's Buildings, at the corner of Colombo and Gloucester Streets. Illuminating is another class of his work, and many important presentation addresses have been executed by him, always remarkable for their high character.