Category:Hare Memorial Library
The Hare Memorial Library is part of Christ's College at 33 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch. New Zealand Historic Places Trust Category I; register number: 3278
The Hare Memorial Library was a later addition to the school and was built to commemorate the Reverend F.A. Hare, (?–1912) who had been appointed chaplain at Christ's College in 1877 and served at the school for 35 years. He was headmaster from 1889–1893, and was acting headmaster when he died in 1912. The Old Boys Association decided to commemorate Hare's contribution to the school by erecting a library, and they had raised over £2,000 towards the project by July 1913. Construction started two years later.
The Hare Memorial Library was designed by the noted Christchurch-born architect Cecil Wood (1878–1947) and was the first of several buildings he designed for the college.