Old Buildings Section 662 prior to demolition for new Library
This series of images depicts the development of the site at the corner of The Square and Main Street (east) over the period of 17 June 1963 – 5 April 1965. During this time these existing buildings including the former Municipal Council Offices/Third Public Library the former Manawatū Evening Standard offices, and the corner retail building) were demolished to make way for the construction of a new public library. The public library was officially opened on 4 November 1965. Retail businesses include Mowlem's Pharmacy and Evan's Bag Store.