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This photograph gives a view of the Lakelet in The Square. The white dome behind the Lakelet is the Observatory. Constructed in 1903, it was demolished in 1938 after falling into a very dilapidated state. The Lakelet itself was installed in 1909 by the Beautifying Society. It is also known Butterfly Lake because of the shape of the pool.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014P_Sq376_008964
Title
Lakelet and Observatory
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
CA: Alkire Papers; Public Photograph Collection Sq 376
Date
1937 to 1938

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Creation

Created By
Place
The Square, Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
1930s,
black and white,
butterfly lake,
duck,
grand hotel,
lakelet,
photographs,
the square,
water,
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