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The Post Office, which was Palmerston North's fourth, is under construction here, dating the postcard to around 1905-1906. The Band Rotunda featured here was the first of two built in The Square. Constructed in 1899, this incarnation was shifted to the Victoria Esplanade in 1907. A second larger band rotunda was then built in the same location. It was demolished in 1956 to make way for the Hopwood Clock Tower. The structure on the left is the Coronation Monument. It was built in 1904 to mark the coronation of King Edward VII. It has been moved several times - once to the corner of the Square near the City Library to make way for the War Memorial (built 1925) and again in 2005 to the corner of the Square near Broadway Avenue.

Identification

Object type
Postcard
Digitisation ID
2014P_Sq37_008842
Title
Colour Postcard of The Square
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 37
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Palmerston North
Date
circa 1905 to circa 1906

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

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