“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.”
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.