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Main Street

Main Street

Taken from the Public Library on the corner of The Square and Main Street, looking across to the Downtown multi-storey car park building that fronts Main Street. The Downtown retail and cinema complex opened in 1990, with its main entrance on Broadway. The complex housed Palmerston North's first multiplex cinema, foodhall and multi-level car park.

 
Construction of the new Palmerston North City Library

Construction of the new Palmerston North City Library

The new City Library was originally built as the C M Ross department store in The Square, in 1928, and was also owned and operated by Milne and Choyce, DIC and Arthur Barnett. It was bought by the City Council and renovated as the Public Library, opening 1996.

 
Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889
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Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889

Rate book for ratepayers of PNBC, for the years 1886 - 1887, 1887 - 1888 and 1888 - 1889. Handwritten. Information includes occupier, address, owner (if different), description of the property and rating values. Volume 3 that precedes this volume repeats information held in Volume 4 (so is not digitised).

 
Street Renumbering Guide: Page 1
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Rates Register of Street Numbers - Old and New

A rates register detailing the renumbering of street numbers in 1936. Register shows the street name, old number, owner of property and new number. The renumbering runs along the entirety of one side of the street, then the other, on a east-west and north-south axis. Also includes notes on specific properties and streets which have been attached to pages after the creation of the register.

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Date
1936
 
Palmerston North City Council administration building and Hopwood clock tower

Palmerston North City Council administration building and Hopwood clock tower

The PNCC administration building was opened in 1980. Its design was an example of Brutalism architecture. The Hopwood clock tower completed in 1957, houses the original Post Office clock. Behind the clock tower can be seen the Council chamber. The clock tower was upgraded c2008, and is now illuminated in different colours at dark and features a glassed-in cross. The administration building was also partially painted about the same time, eliminating some of the starkness of the building.

 
Correspondence regarding design of memorial, PN & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund, 22 June 1924

Correspondence regarding design of memorial, PN & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund, 22 June 1924

Correspondence between Gilbert Ledward, a London-based sculptor, and J H Elliott of the Palmerston North & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund, dated 22 June 1924. The Palmerston North & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund was established on 9 November 1923, continuing the work of a Soldiers' Memorial Committee which had been operating since 1920. The Chairman of the Soldiers' memorial Fund Committee was Mr F J Nathan, Mayor of Palmerston North, while the secretary was Mr John Permain, Secretary of the Manawatu Patriotic Society.

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Date
June 22, 1924
Place
Palmerston North
 
CM Ross Building, Roof Plan, 1928

CM Ross Building, Roof Plan, 1928

Roof Plan for the CM Ross Building. In 1927-1928 this new department store was built, replacing the three buildings that comprised C M Ross Co. Ltd on The Square, Palmerston North. ​

 
Newspaper article regarding the plaque on the Palmerston North Clock Tower

Newspaper article regarding the plaque on the Palmerston North Clock Tower

It was reported in the Manawatu Standard that Local Government Minister, Graham Bassett, commented that Sir Joseph Wards could not have started the town clock originally in 1906, as the clock tower plaque stated. Ian Matheson, City Archivist, 'solved the mystery'. The clock was started by Mrs W T Wood, wife of the Palmerston North Member of Parliament at the time, 9 November 1906. The plaque has since been amended to record this.

 
Architectural Plans for Ward Bros, corner of Cuba Street & Lombard Street
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Architectural Plans for Ward Bros, corner of Cuba Street & Lombard Street

Architectural plans for Ward Brothers shop and other additions on the corner of Lombard Street and Cuba Street. Holding includes site plan, details of reinforcement, bending moment diagram, overall elevation and floor plan, workshop addition, bulk store addition, additions to the existing premises and plans for a shelter. In 1911, Palmerston North brothers William Ercott Ward and Edward E Ward began their paperhanging and decorating business in the washhouse of William Ward’s home. The business expanded into mirror-making, glass-cutting and picture framing and in 1927 Ward Brothers relocated to Cuba Street. The brothers later commissioned architects Ernst West and Francis Hornibrooke to design this two-storey building, which was constructed by contractor A G Holmes in 1935 at a cost of £2214. The original plan of the building allowed for two shops on the ground floor and several large showroom spaces and service rooms on the first floor, with a slightly off-centre staircase. The Ward brothers originally ran their store out of the left shop and leased the other.

Date
January 1, 1927
Place
Cuba Street
 
Soldiers' Club Building - Alterations to Soldiers' Club Building PN for Manawatu Patriotic Society, 1930

Soldiers' Club Building - Alterations to Soldiers' Club Building PN for Manawatu Patriotic Society, 1930

Plans of alterations to be made to the Soldiers' Club Building on behalf of the owners, the Manawatu Patriotic Society, dated 1930. Built on the corner of Cuba and George Streets for the Manawatu Patriotic Society and completed in 1917 to a design from the firm of L G West & Son. The building was used by the Returned and Services Association until 1966 when it was sold to a private owner. Currently it houses Cafe Cuba on the ground floor whose outdoor tables can be seen occupying the footpath along Cuba Street. The building is well preserved and contains many of the original design features including cast iron columns along the verandah.

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Date
January 1, 1930
Place
Cuba Street
 
Soldiers' Club Building - Elevation to Cuba Street, 1916

Soldiers' Club Building - Elevation to Cuba Street, 1916

Elevation to Cuba Street plan of the Soldiers' Club Building, dated 1916. Built on the corner of Cuba and George Streets for the Manawatu Patriotic Society and completed in 1917 to a design from the firm of L G West & Son. The building was used by the Returned and Services Association until 1966 when it was sold to a private owner. Currently it houses Cafe Cuba on the ground floor whose outdoor tables can be seen occupying the footpath along Cuba Street. The building is well preserved and contains many of the original design features including cast iron columns along the verandah.

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Date
October 1, 1916
Place
Cuba Street
 
Page 2: Palmerston North election results for Mayor
Page 1: Palmerston North election results for Mayor

Palmerston North election results for Mayor

Voting paper, with full results handwritten in, for the 1905 mayoral election in Palmerston North, signed by M H Collingwood, Returning Officer. Also the official declaration of the results (carbon copy). the race was between Maurice Cohen and Henry Haydon. Cohen was elected Mayor and held office until 1907.

 
Letter from the Palmerston North RSA, regarding concerns over the siting the Clock Tower in The Square

Letter from the Palmerston North RSA, regarding concerns over the siting the Clock Tower in The Square

In 1953 Arthur Hopwood gifted the city of Palmerston North £10,000 to build a Clock Tower in The Square to hold the clock and chimes removed from the Post Office after the 1942 earthquake. The Returned Services' Association wrote to the Mayor expressing concern at the choice of the 'band rotunda' site for the erection of the Clock Tower, due to its close proximity to the War Memorial. The Clock Tower was completed in 1957, on the contested site.

 
Newspaper article regarding a replacement cross for the Palmerston North Clock Tower

Newspaper article regarding a replacement cross for the Palmerston North Clock Tower

A cross was first affixed to the top of the Clock Tower in The Square, Palmerston North, in December 1960. Although intended to be temporary it became permanant. In 1981 local Christians paid for a new, permanant cross, with the Palmerston North City Council paying for installation and maintenance. The 'new' cross subsequently blew down in 2006 and was replaced by a lantern style cross in 2007. Having a cross on top of the Clock Tower has been debated throughout the years.

 
Book chain, transporting books to the new Palmerston North City Library

Book chain, transporting books to the new Palmerston North City Library

A human book chain was used to transport some of the books from the former Public Library to the new Library on the opposite side of The Square. Children and Army personnel helped to transport books. The purple cushion was made by Tessa Burt, a staff member, to carry the first book across into the new Library.

 
NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 3

NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 3

Four first edition maps in a series covering Palmerston North and close environs. Map three covers Hokowhitu and Terrace End in Palmerston North, and the Fitzherbert (Aokautere) area, which was then in the Kairanga County. Map shows: Section and Lot numbers of properties; size of sections and lots, Palmerston North city and country boundaray; Survey District Block boundary; Registration District boundary; Deposited Plan boundary. Drawn by Barbara M Winchester

 
Caccia Birch Pre-Restoration Photograph

Caccia Birch Pre-Restoration Photograph

Black and White photographs of Caccia Birch taken pre-restoriation circa 1980. The purpose of the photographs was to show the state of the house and grounds before submissions were made to council and the Ministry of Works. First built in 1892 by Jacob Nannerstad, a local sawmiller, the house was one of the preeminent buildings of early Palmerston North. Extensive renovations were undertaken in 1905 by the new owner, John Strang, with the addition of two conservatories, a coach house and attached cottage. From 1908 to 1910 the house was home to Lord Plunket, with the house being sold to William Caccia-Birch in 1921.0 Although Wiliam died in 1936, his widow maintained the house until 1939, whereupon the house was donated to New Zealand Government as part of the war effort. After the war, the house was variously owned by the Department of Health, Victoria University, Massey College & Palmerston North Teachers College, before finally being passed to the Palmerston North City Council.

 
Photograph of Memorial Design by Gilbert Ledward - The Call

Photograph of Memorial Design by Gilbert Ledward - The Call

Photograph of a design by London-based sculptor Gilbert Ledward entitled, The Call, for a memorial in The Square, Palmerston North, circa 1923. Reverse reads, "Working model for a school memorial. Executed in bronze. Suggest 'The Call'". Sketches of columns on reverse in pencil. Commissioned by The Palmerston North & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund. The Palmerston North & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund was established on 9 November 1923, continuing the work of a Soldiers' Memorial Committee which had been operating since 1920. The Chairman of the Soldiers' memorial Fund Committee was Mr F J Nathan, Mayor of Palmerston North, while the secretary was Mr John Permain, Secretary of the Manawatu Patriotic Society.

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Date
January 1, 1923
Place
Palmerston North
 
Correspondence regarding design of memorial, PN & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund, 1923
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Correspondence regarding design of memorial, PN & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund, 1923

Correspondence between Gilbert Ledward, a London-based sculptor, and J H Elliott of the Palmerston North & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund. The Palmerston North & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund was established on 9 November 1923, continuing the work of a Soldiers' Memorial Committee which had been operating since 1920. The Chairman of the Soldiers' memorial Fund Committee was Mr F J Nathan, Mayor of Palmerston North, while the secretary was Mr John Permain, Secretary of the Manawatu Patriotic Society.

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Date
January 1, 1923
Place
Palmerston North
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