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This photograph gives a view of the Occidental Hotel (the 'Ox') from across the Lakelet in The Square. The Lakelet was installed in 1909 by the Beautifying Society. The Lakelet is shaped like two wings of a butterfly and is bisected by a wooden bridge that serves as the body. The Occidental Hotel stood on the corner of Fitzherbert Avenue and The Square. After the first one burnt down in a fire 12 September 1891, this structure was rebuilt on the same site.

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2014P_Sq311_008934
Title
A View of the Occidental Hotel from The Lakelet
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 311
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Coolstore

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Place
The Square, Palmerston North
Date
circa 1910 to circa 1914

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Palmerston North City Library

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