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The Lakelet was constructed in October 1909. It was the main feature of the last quadrant of The Square to be developed by the Beautifying Society. James Nash, Mayor of Palmerston North 1908-1923, opened the Lakelet before a crowd on 27 October 1909. The Lakelet is shaped as a butterfly, with the wings being bisected by a bridge as its body. It is also referred to as the Butterfly Lake. The building behind is the Manawatu Evening Standard's head office.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Sq231_008648
Title
View of the Lakelet in the Square
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 231
Date
1950

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Creation

Created By
Place
The Square, Palmerston North

Object rights

Taxonomy

Tags
1950s,
black and white,
butterfly lake,
lakelet,
park bench,
path,
photographs,
square gardens,
the square,
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