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This photograph is taken from the Post Office Clock Tower and looks west across the Square to Coleman Place (now Coleman Mall). [1] The Bon Marche Store owned by CM Ross (on the present City Library Site). The Tea Rooms were opened in 1905 in the building that was originally G M Snelson's Peoples Mart. [2] The Bank of Australasia, which was rebuilt after fire on 16 September 1910. It first opened on this site in 1881 as the Union Bank of Australasia. [3] Broad Street (now Broadway Avenue) - The Nonpareil Cycle Shop owned by Eric and Charles Pees was opened in Palmerston North November 1905. The store was originally owned by the J B Clarkson Company. [4] Arthur Hopwood's Ironmongers occupied the site formerly know as the Theatre Royal. Hopwood's was there until 22 February 1924 when fire destroyed most of the buildings on this block. [5] O'Connor and Tydeman Watchmakers took over part of the old Central Hotel Building in about 1910. It was a new building, identified by its upper storey having 6 windows. [6] From left: Arthur E Clausen (Crockery Importers), Garner and Garner (Drapers), J Rawlins (Dining Rooms), Miss E Rawlins, (Music Teacher), Edwards and Sons Ltd (Hardware Merchants), Andrew Millar (Stationer and Bookseller), J H Dalton (Clothing Company) and W H Halley. (See Wises Directory 1912, p 788). [7] The Clarendon Hotel, which was rebuilt after fire in 1904, is the three storey building on the right hand corner of the photograph. The gun on the far-right foreground was placed in the Square in 1909.

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2014N_Sq142_008612
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The Square looking west from Post Office Clock Tower
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Public Photograph Collection Sq142
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The Square, Palmerston North
Date
1910 to 1912

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Palmerston North City Library

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