“Practicing a profession like ours in a new country has been most interesting when you are an actual pioneer as I was. There are many things to contend with and to overcome. Earthquakes, for instance, want of skilled workmen, new and unknown timbers and other building materials.”

F de JC

Frederick de Jersey Clere, architect of The Bond Store, 17 October 1948 (he was 92).

From: Susan MacLean, The Churches of Frederick de Jersey Clere, 2003.