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This building was Palmerston North’s fourth Post Office, operating from 1906-1988. It was extended towards Broadway and up Main Street in the early 1920s and in 1937. This image must come from 1905, before the clock face had been installed. The clock tower was removed in 1942 for safety reasons and the clock and chimes were re-housed in the ‘new’ clock tower in The Square in 1957. The building is currently used as a bar and cafe. (2015) The postcard was created as part of a series of eight replicating scenes of Palmerston North.

Identification

Object type
Postcard
Digitisation ID
2014P_Po7_007505
Title
“Post & Telegraph Office” Postcard
Format
Postcard
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Po 7
Archive
Date
circa 1905

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Place
Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
buildings,
early palmerston north,
general post office,
mail,
post office,
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