The Majestic Hotel was constructed by Trevor Bros and opened in 1930. At the time of this photograph a new restaurant and lounge bar were opened on the first floor of the hotel, called the Britannia Restaurant and Family Lounge Bar. At the time Mike and Elizabeth Palmer were Managers of the Majestic Hotel. The Majestic Hotel closed in 1990 and was demolished to make way for K Mart.
The reverse reads: Looking across the beautiful gardens in The Square towards the busiest pedestrian crossing in Palmerston North. The uniquely shaped C.M.L Building with its large array of many shops underneath."
The reverse reads: "The statue of Te Peeti te Awe Awe was erected in the Square in 1907 by Te Peeti's sister, Erenui, to face the rising sun. Te Peeti was the famous chieftain of the Rangitāne tribe who fought as a Loyalist in the Land Wars 1860-1870s. The gardens around the statue have traditionally been planted with roses, a scene of well-manicured beauty throughout the history of The Square.