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St Patrick's School

St Patrick's School

St Patrick's School was built in 1916 in Pirie Street. It was a Catholic school and convent. It was demolished in 1994.

 
Men on the Corner of Rangitikei Street and the Square

Men on the Corner of Rangitikei Street and the Square

This photograph is of five men standing in Rangitikei Street, alongside two dogs. From left: H.W. Scott, Chemist (note the man standing on the front step of the shop); The original wooden Phoenix Hotel. This structure was replaced by the concrete Hotel Imperial in 1911; Harry Palmer's Auction House; Dawick's Buffet; Adam Burges' agricultural implement factory; and Mounsey's auction mart.

 
Palmerston North Rifle Volunteers Funeral Procession

Palmerston North Rifle Volunteers Funeral Procession

This Drill Hall stood in Main Street East on the site of the old NZ Defence Office (between Princess and Victoria Avenue). This photograph shows a funeral procession about to proceed from the Drill Hall to the Terrace End Cemetery (see also 2014N_A1_009357). The funeral must have been that of a member of the Rifle Volunteers or Mounted Rifles because member of both of these Corps are present. The coffin has been placed on a vehicle drawn by four horses.

 
Shopfronts Damaged in Storm

Shopfronts Damaged in Storm

A severe storm which crossed the North Island 2 February 1936 caused substantial damage in and around Palmerston North, one of the hardest hit towns. Houses lost roofs, chimneys were blown over, the grandstands of the A&P Association, the Awapuni Racecourse and the sports ground were demolished, and a man was killed when he was blown off his roof as he tried to repair it. This photograph shows a shop that stood on the portion of The Square between the corner of Rangitikei Street and George Street, now occupied by Recycle Boutique and The Shearing Shed [2015].

 
A View of Church Street West

A View of Church Street West

This photograph shows a view of Church Street East and the corner of Fitzherbert Avenue after rain has fallen. The large stone building on the left is the Bank of New Zealand, first built in 1878. This brick building was constructed in 1902 and renovated in 1909. This photograph is pre-renovation. J R Montague's furniture manufacturing business was sold to Malcolm and Wilton after Montague's death in 1901. THe photograph must have been taken shortly after the Bank was built in 1902 and before Malcolm and Wilton had changed the Montague sign.

 
First All Saints Church - 1875

First All Saints Church - 1875

This was the first Anglican Church (All Saints) in Palmerston North, built 1875 on the same site as the present building. It was incorporated into the second, larger church erected in 1882. The third, All Saints Church was built in 1913-1914 and remains in use today.

 
Felled Totara, Apiti

Felled Totara, Apiti

Left to right: Geoffrey Buckman, David Prince, E Miller, H Buckanan [Buchanan?] and C Miller. Another figure (unidentified) sits on top of the log. The totara is 12 feet through and about 60 feet long. This photograph was taken on C M Miller's farm at Apiti. On closer inspection, the image has been doctored to cover holes in the original picture. The second and third figure on the left have been partially drawn in. There are other instances of these additions throughout the image.

 
Grounds of Carow Ladies' College

Grounds of Carow Ladies' College

This two-storey house was constructed about 1891 by Mr & Mrs C A Von Blaramberg and served as the family residence and the Carow Ladies’ College (also known as the Carow Girls’ Collegiate School) until about 1902. It was situated in Carow Street, but its main entrance was via a long driveway from Grey Street. From 1902-1908 it was the private residence of Duncan Matheson, who then sold it to the Catholic Church. In 1923 the building was cut in half and moved on rollers to the south side of Fitchett street, where it was the St Joseph’s Convent High School until 1974. The building was demolished in the 1990s to make way for a retirement village.

 
An Early View of Ferguson Street

An Early View of Ferguson Street

This early photograph of Ferguson Street was taken between Albert Street and Victoria Street, looking towards Fitzherbert Avenue. Ferguson Street was named after Alexander Ferguson, Mayor of Palmerston North 1885-86, and a Borough Councillor 1878-1884 and 1888. A Scotsman by birth, he came to New Zealand on the 'Star of Germany and arrived in Palmerston North about 1878. He bought George Snelson's store which he ran as a grocery and hardware business in The Square. He left Palmerston North c 1888 and is thought to have 'farmed beyond Feilding', lived in Whanganui for 14 years and ended up in Tauranga, where he died in August 1931. In 1925 he presented a Mayoral Chain of office to the Borough Council.

 
Grounds of Carow Ladies' College

Grounds of Carow Ladies' College

This two-storey house was constructed about 1891 by Mr & Mrs C A Von Blaramberg and served as the family residence and the Carow Ladies’ College (also known as the Carow Girls’ Collegiate School) until about 1902. It was situated in Carow Street, but its main entrance was via a long driveway from Grey Street. From 1902-1908 it was the private residence of Duncan Matheson, who then sold it to the Catholic Church. In 1923 the building was cut in half and moved on rollers to the south side of Fitchett street, where it was the St Joseph’s Convent High School until 1974. The building was demolished in the 1990s to make way for a retirement village.

 
Storm Damaged Fences, Fitzherbert Avenue

Storm Damaged Fences, Fitzherbert Avenue

A severe storm which crossed the North Island 2 February 1936 caused substantial damage in and around Palmerston North, one of the hardest hit towns. Houses lost roofs, chimneys were blown over, the grandstands of the A&P Association, the Awapuni Racecourse and the sportsground were demolished, and a man was killed when he was blown off his roof as he tried to repair it. This is most probably the fence surrounding the sportsground in Fitzherbert Avenue.

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