Christchurch Arts Center is a complex of boutique stores, artist’s studios and galleries, performing arts venues, restaurants, festivals and more. It is located within the former Canterbury College campus, founded in 1873. By the time the University of Canterbury began moving out in the 1960s, it left behind 23 Gothic Revival buildings dating back to 1877. An example of the complex’s heritage architecture is this former Boy’s High School Building. Designed by William Armson and finished in 1881, it was a preparatory school for the college until 1926. It now houses the Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Centre.