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The photograph for this postcard was taken soon after the opening of the new Palmerston North Post Office in 1906. It was built on the site of 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 a clock tower in The Square, which was completed in 1957. The Post Office building is now used as a restaurant and bar. See also 2007p_go35_gor_0702 for another example in this series.

Identification

Object type
Postcard
Digitisation ID
2014P_Po16_007510
Title
Postcard of the Post Office, Palmerston North
Format
Postcard
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Po 16
Date
August 1, 1906

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Place
Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
buildings,
colour,
crowd,
post office,
seal,
stamps,
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