Sidney and Alfred Luttrell, architects, were known for work like this:
This photograph shows the King Edward army barracks under construction in 1905. Sidney Luttrell (1872-1932), who is pictured in the right foreground with his brother Alfred on the left, designed 21 latticed, curved steel girders to span the 36.5m width as economically as possible and to support the curved, corrugated iron roof.
They also designed:Manchester Courts The Bandsmens Memorial Rotunda The Majestic Theatre
The Majestic (and its potential demolition) is currently in the news. The article Majestic Theatre to be demolished was published on 8 December 2013.
- Ann McEwan. ‘Luttrell, Alfred Edgar and Luttrell, Edward Sidney’, from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 6-Nov-2013
- From Cottages to ‘skyscrapers’: The Architecture of A.E. & E.S. Luttrell in Tasmania and New Zealand M.A. Thesis by A.E. McEwan
- The Majestic Theatre Canterbury Heritage
- The Royal Exchange Lost Christchurch
- Search for Luttrell on the NZ Historic Places Trust site.
We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.