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Isaac Luck (1817-1881)

Isaac Luck (1817-1881)

Isaac Luck (1817-1881)
[ca. 1860]

Isaac Luck arrived in Lyttelton on the Steadfast in 1851. He was a skilled practical builder rather than a professional architect. He was the builder of the first Anglican church in Lyttelton, Benjamin Mountfort being the architect. Later Luck married Mountfort's sister, Susanna. Soon after he won the 1856 contract to tear down the Lyttelton church his brother-in-law had designed. From 1857-1864 he entered an architectural partnership with Mountfort. From 1864 this partnership was part-time as Luck had a second partnership with an auctioneer, Charles Claek. There is a memorial to Isaac Luck in Christchurch Cathedral.

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