Skip to Content

The C M Ross Co Tearooms were located on the second floor of the new store constructed in 1927. It was a waitressed service, and also held a grand piano for entertainment. C M Ross Ltd was founded in 1882, and operated in The Square 1883-1959. It was sold in 1959, but remained as a department store, under Milne and Choyce, DIC and Arthur Barnetts until 1991 when it was bought by the Palmerston North City Council and converted into the City Library, opened 1996. Some features of the old store remain.

Identification

Object type
Image
Date
circa 1930 to circa 1939
Digitisation ID
2007P_Bc301_WOR_0091
Held In
Coolstore

Related items

Construction of the new C M Ross Co department store in The Square.
Newspaper article on design of new Palmerston North City Library
Newspaper article on the construction of new Palmerston North City Library
Newspaper article on the sale of the D.I.C to Arthur Barnett
C M Ross Department store decorated to celebrate the end of WWI
Office staff of C.M. Ross Ltd
C M Ross Co Ltd staff picnic group
Construction of the C M Ross Co department store
C M Ross Company Ltd cosmetic department
Menswear department of C M Ross Co. Ltd
Staff of C M  Ross Co Ltd outside the store
Showroom staff of C M Ross Ltd

Taxonomy

Tags
c m ross building,
palmerston north,
roscos,
thematic collections,
Community Tags

Report a problem

Related items

Construction of the new C M Ross Co department store in The Square.
Newspaper article on design of new Palmerston North City Library
Newspaper article on the construction of new Palmerston North City Library
Newspaper article on the sale of the D.I.C to Arthur Barnett
C M Ross Department store decorated to celebrate the end of WWI
Office staff of C.M. Ross Ltd
C M Ross Co Ltd staff picnic group
Construction of the C M Ross Co department store
C M Ross Company Ltd cosmetic department
Menswear department of C M Ross Co. Ltd
Staff of C M  Ross Co Ltd outside the store
Showroom staff of C M Ross Ltd