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Running from the top of The Square to the top right hand corner is Rangitikei Street, and Church Street East runs from the bottom right corner to The Square. Through the centre of The Square can be seen the railway line, which ran down Main Street, on both sides of The Square, until it closed in 1964. The slight bend in the rail line in The Square, as seen, was paid for by the Palmerston North Borough Council to accommodate the war memorial in the centre (indistinct), when it built in 1926. The Hopwood clock tower, erected 1957, can be seen without its permanent cross (not added until 1981). Distinctly can be seen the four quadrants and the centre strip, divided by the roads which ran into The Square for a long period of time. Today (2014) The Square has returned to its original one block of land.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Sq440b_008729
Title
Aerial View of the Square and Main Street East
Relation
Digital Photograph Collection (no hardcopy held)
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
The Square, Palmerston North
Date
circa 1955 to circa 1964

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Palmerston North City Library

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