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On this site, in the southern corner of The Square, beside All Saints Church, the Colonial Bank built at impressive and handsome brick edifice after a fire in 1891 swept through this part of town. That building was purchased by the Council in 1900 for the Public Library but in 1905 the Library was exiled to the corner opposite the Post Office and the Council itself moved in. The 1944 the building was demolished and this photograph (taken from in front of All Saints), looks back past the vacant lot towards the Evening Standard headquarters (1937 remodelled 1975-1976) and shows the site before the new building, now Square Edge, was erected.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014P_Bm105_009645
Title
Old Council Chamber Site (Now Square Edge)
Relation
Public Collection Bm 105; Thorrold-Jaggard Collection
Format
B&W print
Held In
Community Archives
Archive
R.W. Tnorrold-Jaggard

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Creation

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Place
47 The Square, Palmerston North
Date
1944

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

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