Peter Patten Collection

Peter Patten was the Clerk of Works for Palmerston North City Council during the construction of Civic Administration Building. He had an interest in buildings around the city and documented them throughout the 1980s - 2000s.

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St Andrews Memorial Hall

St Andrews Memorial Hall

St Andrews Memorial Hall on Ashley Street. Opened on 17 June, 1923 as a memorial to parishoners who lost their lives in World War One, it is currently occupied by Bridal Studio (2020).

Creator
Date
June 1996
Place
12 Ashley Street, Palmerston North
 
Robertson Motors - Amesbury Street

Robertson Motors - Amesbury Street

Robertson Motors on Amesbury Street - possibly on the site once occupied by the Newmans Bus Depot.

Creator
Date
August 21, 1998
Place
Amesbury Street, Palmerston North
 
View of Botanical Road

View of Botanical Road

A view of Botanical Road taken opposite number 375a, before the removal of power poles.

Creator
Date
February 1991
Place
375a Botanical Road, Palmerston North
 
301 College Street

301 College Street

301 College Street , Palmerston North. The photographer added the note: Mrs. Fears

Creator
Date
June 1996
Place
301 College Street, Palmerston North
 
Highden Manor Estate

Highden Manor Estate

The Highden Manor Estate retreat and conference centre situated in Awahuri.

Creator
Date
November 1999
Place
220 Green Road, Awahuri
 
Rear view of the Opera House

Rear view of the Opera House

The rear of the Opera House taken shortly before the building was demolished.

Creator
Date
June 1996
Place
Corner of Church and Ashley Street, Palmerston North
 
The New Royal Tavern [Royal Hotel]

The New Royal Tavern [Royal Hotel]

The New Royal Tavern (Royal Hotel) on Rangitikei Street. The Royal Hotel began life as Dawick’s Buffet, an unlicensed boarding house and restaurant in the 1890’s established by Samuel Dawick. In 1913 the licence of the Royal Hotel on the corner of The Square and Rangitikei Street was transferred to Dawick’s and it became known as the “New Royal Hotel”, run by George Lvoni. The Royal Hotel was granted a tavern licence in 1971 and was known as the Royal Tavern.

Creator
Date
October 1988
Place
44 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North
 
Terry Dunstan Hairdressers

Terry Dunstan Hairdressers

Terry Dunstan Hairdressers located at 31a Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North.

Creator
Date
2006
Place
31a Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North
 
Newmans Bus Depot

Newmans Bus Depot

The Newmans Bus Depot on Amesbury Street.

Creator
Date
October 1992
Place
Between Princess and Amesbury Street, Palmerston North
 
Beattie and Horne Craftsman

Beattie and Horne Craftsman

Beattie and Horne Craftsman on Andrew Young Street.

Creator
Date
April 1995
Place
9 Andrew Young Street, Palmerston North
 
Garners Department Store

Garners Department Store

The Garners Department Store. Garners began in The Square, Palmerston North 7 February 1906 with a small drapery business. Three years later Miss M M Garner went into business with her brothers and they became “Garner and Garner'. In 1923 K M Garner joined the firm, later becoming its Managing Director. By 1937 Miss Garner was no longer involved in the business and Garners moved to the old Zealandia Hall site in Broadway, which was remodelled to suit the business. The building was remodelled again before 1960 and the premises were extended through to Main Street. Garners were bought out by Smith and Brown in the 1960s.

Creator
Date
1988
Place
70 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North
 
Collinson & Cunninghame Ltd, Broadway

Collinson & Cunninghame Ltd, Broadway

Collinson & Cunninghame's department store stood on the corner of Broadway Avenue and The Square. It was established in 1904 by Leo Collinson and John Cunninghame, and became one of the leading department stores in Palmerston North. It stayed within the Collinson and Cunninghame families until sold in 1983 to the Farmers Trading Company.

Creator
Date
1980s
Place
Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North
 
Bennetts Booksellers

Bennetts Booksellers

G H Bennetts, established 1891, constructed this building c1917-1918. The shop front was renovated in 1965. Bennett was instrumental in changing the name of Broad Street into Broadway, which became official in 1926.

Creator
Date
1988
Place
34-36 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North
 
Ruins of a Colonial House

Ruins of a Colonial House

The photographer notes that this is "Skerman's old house between Rongotea and the cemetery." James Skerman was an early settler and had property on what was to become Skerman Line near Kauwhata.

Creator
Date
1990s
Place
Possibly Kauwhata
 
Semper House

Semper House

Semper House on Broadway Avenue between Princess Street and Amesbury Street.

Creator
Date
December 19, 1995
Place
157 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North
 
Bank of New Zealand

Bank of New Zealand

The Bank of New Zealand on the corner of The Square and Rangitikei Street.

Creator
Date
June 1985
Place
Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North
 
Buildings on Broadway Avenue

Buildings on Broadway Avenue

A view of Broadway Avenue showing the former Berryman's, Broadway Chambers and Coronation Buildings.

Creator
Date
1988
Place
78-100 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North
 
H.L Young Building

H.L Young Building

The H.L Young building on Broadway Avenue. Henry Llewellyn Young (c1877-1954) established a printing business with Lindsey Buick in 1901, Buick and Young, in Cuba Street, Palmerston North. When Buick dropped out of the business in 1912 it became known as H L Young Ltd. New premises were built in Broadway in 1920. In the 1930s it was the largest general printing company in the North Island.

Creator
Date
1985
Place
63-67 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North
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