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The D.I.C was situated in The Square. The building was built by C M Ross Ltd in 1927-1928. They sold the business to Milne and Choyce in 1959, who onsold it to the D.I.C. in 1966. Arthur Barnett were the last owners of the department store from 1986 - 1989. It is now the Central Library for Palmerston North.

The photograph was taken by Alf and Merlyn Drew, to test equipment for their business, Photo Instruments Limited which operated at 55 Princess Street from 1959-1989.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2017P_2014-19_024367
Title
D.I.C. department store
Relation
Coolstore 2014-19
Format
Colour print
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
4 the Square, Palmerston North
Date
1980s

Object rights

Credit Line
Ian Matheson City Archives

Taxonomy

Tags
buildings,
department store,
shops,
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The Square, Between Rangitikei Street and Coleman Mall
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