Illustrated Guide to Christchurch and Neighbourhood
Fletcher, Humpheeys and Co
Fletcher, Humpheeys and Co.
Messrs Fletcher, Humphreys, and Co.'s premises are in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, at the corner or Chancery Lane, and are part of one of the handsomest blocks of stone buildings in the city. They were built by the firm towards the end of last year, and have four floors, with a frontage of 93 feet and a depth of 66 feet. The front is Oamaru stone, and the design —as will be seen from an illustration of the building which we give—is elegant, and yet plain, business-like, and substantial. The front portion of the building is devoted to spacious offices, sample-rooms, and warehouse, while in the rear is their large bonded store. Underneath all is extensive cellarage both for bonded and free goods. The firm are direct importers of wines, spirits, tea, sugar, and general merchandise, besides being sole agents for Denis Mounie and Co.'s cognac brandy, Krug and Co.'s champagne, Henri Nestle's (Bâle, Switzerland) condensed milk, and many other well-known houses; and have a high standing in commercial circles in the colony.