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Photo taken by Terry Finnerty, photographer.

Businesses seen here are on the left side of Rangitikei Street (from The Square) numbers 59 to 93. Manson and Barr Ltd, at number 59 were hardware merchants. In the same building General Machinery Co Ltd were distributors of Frigidaire branded products. Smith and Smith Ltd was a hardware company. On the second floor was the Manawatu Catchment Board and next door was J.A. Redpath and Sons Ltd, flooring and roofing specialists. The sign for Dominion Floor Surfacing Co Ltd can also be seen.

The next building is the State Fire Insurance building, which also housed State Advances Corporation of New Zealand. Both were government departments.

Next is South British Insurance Co Ltd, established in 1872, which shares the building with Barraud and Abraham Ltd, wholesale general merchants.

The next building is McIntyre Buildings, tenants include Alex Greer Ltd, mens outfitters and Ideal Milker, a milking machine company.

The next building at number 93 housed Manawatu Motors Ltd, motor garage and used car dealers, with signage showing that Rover was a dealership brand.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2022S_IMCA-DigitalArchive_040246
Title
Rangitikei Street
Format
Slide
Held In
IMCA Digital Archive
Relation
2022-51
Content type
Image > Slide
Date
circa 1958

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Place
Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
businesses,
car dealer,
government departments,
old cars,
rangitikei street,
shops,
slide,
state insurance,
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