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St Andrews in the City, Church Street

St Andrews in the City, Church Street

This St Andrew's Church building, 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.

 
'Square Edge', The Square - 2010

'Square Edge', The Square - 2010

The former Municipal Chambers became an arts centre, known as ‘Square Edge’ when it was vacated by the Palmerston North City Council in 1980. Built as the Palmerston North City Council Municipal building in 1944-1945, it was designed by Reginald Thorrold Jaggard. The Council had occupied the same site in the former Colonial Bank of New Zealand building until it was demolished to make way for their new offices. It retained the 1924 addition (which contained the Council Chamber) at the rear. The building was repainted in 2010.

 
Club Hotel, Church Street

Club Hotel, Church Street

The Club Hotel was established in 1882, and this building which remains was just one of a number of structures that comprised, at some stage, the Club Hotel. It was designed by Ludolph Georg West and built in 1905, remaining as an hotel until 1975. The building has survived large scale shopping development in the immediate vicinity, being used as a shop until being taken over by the BNZ in 2010.Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
The Square gardens

The Square gardens

The Square was laid out as a reserve in the original plans for the town of Palmerston North. In the early 1900s the Beautifying Society laid out the first formal gardens, culminating in the lakelet, sometimes referred to as the Butterfly Lake due to its shape, which opened in 1909. The bridge that bisects the lakelet is the fourth built, and the fountains were added in 1966.

 
The Square gardens

The Square gardens

The Square was laid out as a reserve in the original plans for the town of Palmerston North. In the early 1900s the Beautifying Society laid out the first formal gardens, culminating in the lakelet, sometimes referred to as the Butterfly Lake due to its shape, which opened in 1909. The bridge that bisects the lakelet is the fourth built, and the fountains were added in 1960. Beyond can be seen the Hopwood Clock Tower, completed in 1957.

 
Refectory, Massey University

Refectory, Massey University

The Refectory was designed by Roy A. Lippincott in the Spanish Mission / Mission Revival style. It was built in 1930 by Fletcher Construction, and opened in 1931. It was one of the original buildings on the Massey Agricultural College campus, alongside the Main Building, and housed the dining room, students' common room, kitchen and servants’ quarters. It is now used as offices. Photographs taken for Massey University walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guide Louis Changuion, archivist, Massey University.

 
McHardy Hall, Massey University

McHardy Hall, Massey University

McHardy Hall was designed by the Public Works Department and built for the Army in 1941, to be used as accommodation for army officers during WWII. It was handed over to Massey Agricultural College (MAC) in 1943, and used as student accommodation. It became known as the Pink Hostel because of its colour. It has been used as staff offices by the University for some time from 1960s-2000s. McHardy Hall was named for the former owner of the site of Massey Agricultural College. Photographs taken for Massey University walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guide Louis Changuion, archivist, Massey University.

 
Grand Hotel's former turret, The Square

Grand Hotel's former turret, The Square

The Grand Hotel was designed by J G Maddison in the Second Empire style, and constucted in 1906 by Trevor and Sons. It replaced the Provincial Hotel which burned down in the same year. As an hotel it hosted many important vistors, including two Royal visits. In 1985 the hotel was converted into commercial offices and retail space. While the interior of the building retains little of its former self the exterior is largely as built, although the turret was removed as an earthquake risk. Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
Grand Hotel, corner of The Square and Church Street

Grand Hotel, corner of The Square and Church Street

The Grand Hotel was designed by J G Maddison in the Second Empire style, and constucted in 1906 by Trevor and Sons. It replaced the Provincial Hotel which burned down in the same year. As an hotel it hosted many important vistors, including two Royal visits. In 1985 the hotel was converted into commercial offices and retail space.Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
All Saints Church

All Saints Church

This All Saints Church was built in 1914 on the site of two previous Anglican churches. The first church was built in 1875, and was replaced by a larger building, incorporating the original church, in 1882. In 1910 the second church was moved back on the site to make way for the present brick church, designed by C T Natusch and Sons.

 
Cafe de Paris,corner of Main and Domain Street

Cafe de Paris,corner of Main and Domain Street

The Cafe de Paris was built as an hotel in 1893, opposite the thriving Palmerston North Railway Station. It remains in business as an hotel still. Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
Cafe de Paris, corner of Main and Domain Streets

Cafe de Paris, corner of Main and Domain Streets

The Cafe de Paris was built as an hotel in 1893, opposite the thriving Palmerston North Railway Station. it remains in business as an hotel still. Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
Empire Hotel, corner of Main and Princess Streets

Empire Hotel, corner of Main and Princess Streets

The first Empire Hotel was built on this site in 1890, but was burnt down in 1895. Another hotel was built the same year, and it was that building that forms the basis of the current Empire Hotel. Extensive renovations over the years ahve changed the look of the hotel but in 1997 a further renovation saw the building restored using original photographs.Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
Masonic Hotel, Main Street

Masonic Hotel, Main Street

The Masonic Hotel was built in 1893, on the site of former Palmerston Hotel. The building has been extensively renovated but reamins an hotel, with bar and accommodation. Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
New Railway Hotel, Main Street

New Railway Hotel, Main Street

The first Railway Hotel was built on this site in 1892, and was replaced by this building in 1904-1905. After a restoration in the 1990s it became known as The Old Railway Hotel, but is now known as The New Railway Hotel.Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
Refectory front entrance, Massey University

Refectory front entrance, Massey University

The Refectory was designed by Roy A. Lippincott in the Spanish Mission / Mission Revival style. It was built in 1930 by Fletcher Construction, and opened in 1931. It was one of the original buildings on the Massey Agricultural College campus, alongside the Main Building, and housed the dining room, students' common room, kitchen and servants’ quarters. It is now used as offices. Photographs taken for Massey University walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guide Louis Changuion, archivist, Massey University

 
Abbey Theatre, Church Street

Abbey Theatre, Church Street

This brick building, designed by Clere and Clere, was constructed in 1928 as the Baptist Church. The Baptist Church was established in Palmerston North in 1894, and this building replaced their first church on the same site. In 1982 the building was considered too small and was sold to the Operatic Society and became the Abbey Theatre. A new Baptist church was erected on Church Street west.

 
Cafe de Paris, side entrance, Domain Street

Cafe de Paris, side entrance, Domain Street

The Cafe de Paris was built as an hotel in 1893, opposite the thriving Palmerston North Railway Station. It remains in business as an hotel still. This extension at the back was built in 1923, with an opening through to a court yard. Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
No.47 Kilwinning Lodge, Church Street

No.47 Kilwinning Lodge, Church Street

This brick building was designed by L G West, architect and lodge member, in the italianate style and constructed in 1908. The Manawatu Kilwinning Lodge was established in 1883 but it was not until this building was constructed that it owned its own lodge. In 1929 the building was extended and it has been upgraded over the years.

 
The Royal, Rangitikei Street

The Royal, Rangitikei Street

The Royal building was built in 1898 as Dawick's Buffet, and by 1906 offered 90 rooms and was the largest accommodation house in Palmerston North. The Royal Hotel originally stood on the corner of The Square and Rangitikei Street, but when the site was sold to the BNZ in 1913 the licence was taken over by the Dawick Brothers. It has remained a licenced hotel since that time.Photographs taken for Historic Pubs of Palmerston North walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guides Bryan Ibell and Cindy Lilburn.

 
All Saints Church tower

All Saints Church tower

This All Saints Church was built in 1914 on the site of two previous Anglican churches. The first church was built in 1875, and was replaced by a larger building, incorporating the original church, in 1882. In 1910 the second church was moved back on the site to make way for the present brick church, designed by C T Natusch and Sons.

 
Business Studies Central Building, Massey University

Business Studies Central Building, Massey University

The Business Studies Central Building, designed by Structon Architects & Consulting Engineers, was opened in 1988. It was built in the Post-Modernist style, blending with the colour, textures and architectural features of the original surrounding buildings. It is used for offices, teaching and research. Photographs taken for Massey University walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guide Louis Changuion, archivist, Massey University.

 
Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, Massey University

Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, Massey University

The Sir Geoffrey Peren Building (previously known as the Old Main Building) was designed by Roy A. Lippincott in the Spanish Mission / Mission Revival style. It was built by Fletcher Construction, with its foundation stone laid in 1929 and opening in 1931. As the main building of Massey Agricultural College it housed lecture rooms, teaching and research laboratories, a library, assembly hall, students' common room and staff studies. It is now used for offices, teaching and research. Photographs taken for Massey University walk, Local History Week 2010. Tour guide Louis Changuion, archivist, Massey University.