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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.