Photo taken by Terry Finnerty, photographer. The Municipal Chambers building is on the far left, next to All Saints' Church on Church Street.
Opposite the church is the Grand Hotel. Coles Henry & Co, a music and radio shop is on the next corner, alongside the rail track. On the other side of the rail track is the Commercial Hotel, with a cafe and The Pink Cake Shop on the ground floor. The Commercial Building next to the hotel houses several businesses, including Schneideman & Co tilers, a jewellery business and Art Cabinet Co Ltd, home furnishers at number 101. C.M. Ross department store is partly visible.
Beyond this block of businesses, West End suburban housing can be seen. The Tararua ranges are in the distance.