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In 1953 Arthur Hopwood gifted the city of Palmerston North £10,000 for the construction of a clock tower, to house the clock and chimes removed from the Post Office after the 1942 earthquake. It was completed in 1957. Originally it included a sound shell (stage) at the base, but this was removed c1990. In 2007 the clock tower was refurbished and the structure now includes a lantern style cross at the top.

Identification

Object type
Unspecified
Relation
Telephone Directory 1967
Date
circa 1967
Digitisation ID
2007Pa_Pb1967_CLO_0509
Held In
IMCA Digital Archive

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1960s,
clock tower,
clocktower,
telephone directory,
the square,
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