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C M Ross Co Ltd was one of the foremost department stores in Palmerston North. It was established in The Square in 1883. As it expanded it acquired more property, including through to George Street and Coleman Place. In 1927 it demolished its three existing frontages on The Square and built a new four storey building, remaining in business throughout construction. This building served as a department store until it was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and renovated into the Central Library for Palmerston North.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2009N_Bc292_BUI_2483
Title
Construction of C M Ross department store, The Square
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bc 292
Date
1927 to 1928

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Place
Palmerston North

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c m ross building,
commercial,
retail,
roscos,
shop,
thematic collections,
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