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St Andrews Church, Church Street

St Andrews Church, Church Street

St Andrew's Church, the third Presbyterian church on this site, was designed by Gray Young, Morton and Calder, and was opened 28 September 1957. Presbyterian services began in Palmerston North in 1872, and the first church was built in 1878. A second larger building served as the church from 1893 until this one was built.

 
Post Office, Palmerston North

Post Office, Palmerston North

This building was Palmerston North’s fourth Post Office, operating from 1906-1988. The original 1906 building was extended towards Broadway and up Main Street in the early 1920s and in 1937. It was originally built with a clock tower but this was removed in 1942 after an earthquake for safety reasons and the clock and chimes were re-housed in the ‘new’ clock tower in The Square in 1957.

 
Ashhurst Bridge

Ashhurst Bridge

This bridge spanning the Manawatu River was officially opened 9 June 1909, replacing the original bridge that was swept away in the 1895 flood. Until a new bridge was built a punt was used to ferry people and vehicles across the Manawatu River at this point. This bridge was replaced by a concrete structure in 1969

 
Glass house Esplanade

Glass house Esplanade

A view of flowers in one of the glass houses at the Victoria Esplanade Gardens.

Creator
Date
June 1, 1967
Place
Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North
 
Paddling pool Memorial Park

Paddling pool Memorial Park

Memorial Park (previously named Fitzroy Park) at Terrace End, was formerly a metal pit used by the Railways Department for ballast, from about 1876-1937. The Palmerston North City Council purchased the 21 acre site in 1938 and developed it into a recreational and sporting area. A WWII memorial was erected 1952 and in 1954 Fitzroy Park was officially dedicated as Memorial Park. In 1983 the obelisk was removed and now the gates stand as the official memorial. Photograph was published in The Tribune 20 April 1975.

 
All Saints Church

All Saints Church

A view of the Lakelet quadrant in The Square, looking across to the corner of Church Street west. From left: The Manawatu Standard building (obscured by trees), the Municipal Chambers of the Palmerston North City Council (obscured by trees), All Saints Church, The Grand Hotel. The brick All Saints Church was completed 1914. The Grand Hotel was built 1906.

 
Opiki Toll Bridge

Opiki Toll Bridge

The suspension bridge across the Manawatu River at Opiki (engineer Joseph Dawson, Pahiatua) was constructed by the Tane Hemp Company in 1917-1918. It was known for many years as the Opiki Toll Bridge. It closed in 1969 but can still be seen today (2016).

 
Opiki Toll Bridge

Opiki Toll Bridge

The suspension bridge across the Manawatu River at Opiki (engineer Joseph Dawson, Pahiatua) was constructed by the Tane Hemp Company in 1917-1918. It was known for many years as the Opiki Toll Bridge. It closed in 1969 but can still be seen today (2007).

 
Manawatu River from ANZAC Park

Manawatu River from ANZAC Park

A view of Palmerston North from the carpark of ANZAC Park. ANZAC Park is situated across the Manawatu River from Palmerston North. In 1964-1965 the area was developed to include a car park, lookout point and picnic spot, and an observatory built there in 1971. This view looks towards the Manawatu River.

Creator
Date
November 24, 1965
 
Palmerston North from Lookout at ANZAC Park

Palmerston North from Lookout at ANZAC Park

A view of Palmerston North from the carpark of ANZAC Park. ANZAC Park is situated across the Manawatu River from Palmerston North. In 1964-1965 the area was developed to include a car park, lookout point and picnic spot, and an observatory built there in 1971.

Creator
Date
February 28, 1965
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