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The premises of F N Andrews Furnishers Ltd, 184 - 190 Rangitikei Street, were destroyed by fire at about 2am, 13 July 1977. One of the oldest family businesses in Palmerston North, F N Andrews Furnishers Ltd was started in 1902 by Alfred Andrews, Grandfather of Directors Maurice, John and Earle Andrew (at time of the fire), on a half acre section in Rangitikei Street. In 1939 the company built a 'modern' two storey shop. The fire took about an hour to control, and was the latest in a series of burglary - blazes in the city. Andrews had only been open for a month after more than $50,000 worth of renovations had been done.

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2008N_Fi14_WOR_1427
Title
Firefighters at Andrews Furnishers, Rangitikei Street
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Fi 14
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Coolstore

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184-190 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North
Date
July 13, 1977

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Manawatu Evening Standard

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