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the building at centre is the Chief Post Office of Palmerston North. It was completed and opened in 1906, on the site of the previous one, on the corner of Main Street and The Square. The building was later extended along Main Street, and the tower was removed after the 1942 Wairarapa earthquake, as it was considered unsafe. The clock and chimes were put into storage until reinstated in the Hopwood Clock Tower in The Square, which was completed in 1957. The Post Office building is now used as a restaurant and bar. The building on the left is "The Kosy" theatre.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Sq291_008687
Title
A View of Te Marae o Hine / The Square
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 291
Date
circa 1940

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Place
The Square, Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
1940s,
black and white,
cars,
crosswalk,
lavatory,
movie theatre,
parking,
photographs,
post office,
rangitikei street,
restroom,
the square,
tree,
zebra crossing,
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