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The Main Science Building of Massey Agricultural College was designed by Lippencott and built by the Fletcher Construction Company in time for the beginning of the 1931 academic year. Excavations were dug out by hand and carted away in drays and trucks. Two of the contractors, identified on the trucks, were the NZ Express Co., which owned the Dennis, 1/2 ton model truck, and W ("Brum") Smith, Sand and Gravel Contractor, which also owned the 2 drays in the photograph. The Main Science Building remains in use at Massey University today, as the 'Old Main Building'. Idenitifed men: Jack Stevens (5th from left, standing on the terrce); Arthur Cooksley (7th from left, standing on the terrace); Tom Dougherty of Steelbenders, Palmerston North (16th from left, standing on the terrace); 'The Boss' of Fletcher Construction (standing extreme right, on the terrace); Dan Sullivan (standing with shovel on the left)

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2007N_Ma18_WOR_0114
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Excavation for construction of the Main Science Building, Massey Agricultural College
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Palmerston North
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1929

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