Allan McLean (1822 – 1907)

Allan McLean (1822 – 1907)      Died of old age           Place of Death: Christchurch Behind the naming of the Suburb of McLeans Island.  Also built the McLeans Mansion on Manchester Street. Buried at Addington Cemetery, Christchurch The story of Allan McLean: Photo taken by Annette Bulovic

McLean Got His Mansion – 1900

Legend has it that the front doors of the England Brothers Architectural Office blew open dramatically and there entered the eccentric rich land owner Allan McLean, demanding the startled staff inside to see some house designs. Upon showing him a plan for a four bedroom house that was proving popular in Christchurch at that time, …