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C M Ross Company Ltd (Roscos) built these new premises in 1927 – 1928, replacing three former buildings on the site. Founded by Charles Mackintosh Ross in 1882, C M Ross Co Ltd moved to this site in The Square in 1883, selling drapery, clothing and furnishings. Roscos continued operations until 1959 when the business was sold to Milne and Choyce. it was later onsold to the DIC and then Arthur Barnetts. In 1991 it ceased business as a department store and was bought by the Palmerston North City Council. It was converted into the City Library, opening in 1996.

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IMCA Digital Archive 2011
Date
1952
Digitisation ID
2011P_IMCA-DigitalMaster_005537
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IMCA Digital Archive

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C M Ross Co Ltd department store sale notice
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Newspaper article on the sale of the D.I.C to Arthur Barnett
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