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Buildings on the corner of Broadway Avenue and the Square, Palmerston North

Buildings on the corner of Broadway Avenue and the Square, Palmerston North

A Palmerston North street view taken from the Square, with the T&G clock tower, and the ANZ Bank on the corner of Broadway Avenue, and the Imperial Chambers on the Square itself.

 
Buildings on the corner of Main Street and the Square, Palmerston North

Buildings on the corner of Main Street and the Square, Palmerston North

A Palmerston North street view with the Millar & Giorgi, the Meteor Theatre and Watson Bros. in the foreground, and the Post Office in the background. The T&G clock tower can be see behind this street view.

 
Apollo Lunar Landing Craft

Apollo Lunar Landing Craft

This photograph shows a replica of the United States Apollo landing craft on display on the corner of Fitzherbert and Church Street near The Square.

 
Centennial Pavilion in the Square

Centennial Pavilion in the Square

The Centennial Pavilion was constructed in The Square for the 1971 Palmerston North Centennial. Comprised of a series of prefabricated buildings that sat opposite Main Street and the Commercial Hotel, the Centennial Pavilion was a meeting hall used by the community. It was relocated to Kaimanawa Street in 1980, where it became the Kelvin Grove Community Centre.

 
Vintage Fire Engine in the Square

Vintage Fire Engine in the Square

As part of the event celebrating NZ Fire Services, children are seen riding on one of the older fire engines around the Square. The clock tower can be seen in the background

 
Street View of Broadway Avenue, Taken from Coleman Place

Street View of Broadway Avenue, Taken from Coleman Place

A street view of Broadway Avenue at night. The photograph is taken from George Street and includes Coleman Place, with Hallenstein's Bros. Menswear Shop in the foreground, and decorative (possibly Christmas) lighting on the buildings and hanging suspended over the roadway.

 
Event in the Square

Event in the Square

Crowds are gathered for a parade or event in the Square. The photograph was taken by the clock tower, looking towards the Public Library and Watson Bros. Building. There appears to be a raised platform or ship?? with flags parked behind the Lion's Den.

 
Event in the Square

Event in the Square

Crowds are gathered for a parade or event in the Square. The photograph was taken from the raised berm of the Lion's Den looking towards the Commercial Hotel, and the D.I.C.

 
View of the Public Library

View of the Public Library

A street view of the Palmerston North Public Library, on the corner of Main Street and the Square, taken from beside the Te Peeti Te Awe Awe statue and the rose garden in the Square.

 
ANZAC Day Service at Te Rau o te Aroha -  Māori Battalion Hall

ANZAC Day Service at Te Rau o te Aroha - Māori Battalion Hall

Crowds are gathered to hear the church service held for ANZAC Day at Te Rau o te Aroha - Māori Battalion Hall.

 
Mayor D. B. Black

Mayor D. B. Black

The Mayor (Mr. D.B. Black) talking to a group of people by the Clock Tower.

 
The Square, Palmerston North

The Square, Palmerston North

A view of the Square gardens, including the Maple and P.D.C. Buildings in the background. The large oak opposite the Public Library is turning colours with the change of seasons.

 
Pipe Band Marching Along Cuba Street, Palmerston North

Pipe Band Marching Along Cuba Street, Palmerston North

A pipe band is marching along Cuba Street passing the Māori Battalion Hall, followed by Returned Servicemen, as part of the ANZAC Day commemorative service.

 
Parade Through the Church Street Side of  Square

Parade Through the Church Street Side of Square

A crowd is watching a parade or procession (possibly for the Ranfurly Shield) on the Church Street side of the Square. Manawatu Meat, Ideal Cake Shop and Pram House for Toys shops can be seen in the background.

 
Palmerston North Public Library

Palmerston North Public Library

A street view of the Palmerston North Public Library, on the corner of Main Street and the Square, taken from behind the rose garden in the Square. The Harrods Shoe Shop, Bernina Sewing Centre and C.G. Hyde Jewellers can be seen on the ground floor facing the Square.

 
Construction of the Commercial Union Building

Construction of the Commercial Union Building

Picture of the building of the Commercial Union Building, situated on the corner of Rangitikei and King Streets, which was completed in March 1973. The T&G clock tower can be seen behind the construction site. The side of the Bank of New Zealand building is exposed during the construction process.

 
New ANZ Building in Broadway Avenue

New ANZ Building in Broadway Avenue

Newly constructed office building for the ANZ Bank on the corner of Broadway Avenue and the Square.

 
Fireman at the Top of an Extension Ladder

Fireman at the Top of an Extension Ladder

A fireman can be seen at the top of a wooden extension ladder. Possible part of the parade/event in the Square with the display of vintage fire engines.

 
Corner of Fitzherbert Avenue and the Square

Corner of Fitzherbert Avenue and the Square

Crowds are lining the Square side of the road as a parade passes by. The Fisherman's Corner building has a veranda which is full of spectators watching from an elevated vantage point.

 
Main Street West

Main Street West

The view looking down Main Street towards the west, once the Railway line had been relocated to Tremaine Avenue. Coles building can be seen on one corner with the Commercial Hotel on the other. This site will become the location of the Palmerston North Civic Administration Building.

 
Vintage Fire Engines in the Square

Vintage Fire Engines in the Square

Crowds are admiring a number of vintage fire engines, accompanied by firemen dressed in period uniforms. The P.D.C. and Maple buildings can be seen in the rear of the photograph.

 
Public Broadcast for the Official Opening of the Public Library Building

Public Broadcast for the Official Opening of the Public Library Building

Governor General Sir Bernard Fergusson addresses the crowd at the opening of the Palmerston North Public Library. The three-storey library building was opened on 4 November 1965 and served as the city's library until 1996. Behind him can be seen the Mayor (Mr. G.M. Rennie) and other official guests who are seated on a raised platform outside the Public Library.

 
New Building  on Corner of George and Main Streets

New Building on Corner of George and Main Streets

Street view of the new shopping complex, built to replace the Britannia Buildings on the corner of George and Main Street. The photograph is taken from across the intersection by the new Palmerston North Civic Administration Building.

 
A Collection of Fire Engines

A Collection of Fire Engines

Three older fire engines are parked across the road in front of the Grand Hotel, with the Evening Standard Buildings visible behind. The group of firemen appear relaxed, so it may be part of a parade or display of machines, rather than an actual fire.

 
Vintage Fire Engine

Vintage Fire Engine

A vintage fire engine with extension ladder, is fully maned, seen driving through the Square, possibly as part of a parade a celebratory event.

 
RSA Building

RSA Building

A view of the old RSA building, on the corner of Cuba and George Streets. A restaurant and used book store can be seen occupying the building in this picture. The recently finished CML building is visible on the far left of the image.

 
Palmerston North Civic Administration Building

Palmerston North Civic Administration Building

View of the completed Palmerston North Civic Administration Building. The raised floral bed at the top of Fitzherbert Avenue has been planted with the pattern of an anchor and BB (for Boys' Brigade?)

 
ANZAC Day March

ANZAC Day March

A pipe band is lining the path to the Cenotaph in the Square, as part of the ANZAC Day commemorative service. The Commercial Hotel and Buildings, and the D.I.C. building can be seen in the distance.

 
ANZAC Day Wreath laying at the Cenotaph

ANZAC Day Wreath laying at the Cenotaph

Members of the public admire the floral tributes to fallen solders, which have been laid in front of the Cenotaph to commemorate ANZAC Day.

 
ANZAC Day March

ANZAC Day March

A pipe band is marching through the Square, as part of the ANZAC Day commemorative service.

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