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Illustrated Guide to Christchurch and Neighbourhood

Anderson's Buildings, Cashel Street West

page 199

Anderson's Buildings, Cashel Street West.

This handsome and substantial three-storey building is of brick, with highly-carved stone cornices and facings. The ground floor is devoted to large and commodious shops, and the upper storeys are designed for offices. One of these shops is occupied by

Mr. W Harris, Manufacturer and Importer of all kinds of boots and shoes, occupies another of these handsome shops with his Imperial Boot Depot. The address is 207, Cashel-street, Christchurch; and we may here mention that Mr. Harris also has an establishment in Dunedin, at No. 4, Princes-street. He receives large shipments by every steamer, and the stock will be found very complete. All the goods are shipped direct from the manufacturers, and consequently can be, and are, sold very cheap. A large and choice stock of evening shoes, both French and English, are always on hand, and his colonial-made men's, women's, and children's boots are not to be surpassed for price and quality. He is agent for Pinet's Paris-made button and lace boots and shoes.

Mr. J. T. Smith, Bookseller and Stationer. This shop is beautifully fitted up with large plate-glass front, glass show-cases, cupboards, drawers, and shelving, every way convenient for the business. Mr Smith has a large and varied stock of books on general literature, and a choice assortment of the best stationery and school requisites. In addition to the ordinary business of bookseller, Mr Smith devotes special attention to the following features of his trade:—He keeps a large stock of standard works on Christian theology, to which are added regularly the latest volumes on the subject of the Christian religion issuing from the Press. Special attention is given to the selection of suitable and wholesome literature for Sunday-school prizes, presents, and libraries. The very best materials for Sunday-school work are kept in stock. A large business is also done in magazines or periodicals. Thousands of weekly and monthly illustrated papers are distributed every year. "The Band of Hope " also receives particular attention, cards, recitations, readings, and suitable music being always kept. Our readers are also informed that in Mr Smith's shop is located the Canterbury auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and that Bibles for eightpence and Testaments for twopence may be obtained there.