This photograph looks towards the intersection of Pioneer Highway and West Street, and beyond towards The Square. On the right side is a Four Square Supermarket.
Kaingahou was built for Dilev Monrad 1903 - 1904, on what was then called Foxton Line. After being sold in 1913 there have been various owners, including George Kendall, followed by his daughter 1913 - 1973, and Bodil and Gunner Petersen 1983 - 2002.
The original Premier Drapery Company building was first owned by Watchorn & Co and later bought by W.F. Durward. It was reorganised into the PDC in 1915 when it was purcahsed by James Wallace. In 1956, the company was taken over by the Manawatu Co-Op Society and renamed the Premier Department Store. The PDC was demolished in 1990 to make way for the Plaza Mall and the company ceased to exist. Shown here is the Social Club of the Premier Drapery Company, who are entertaining the local troops at Linton Army Camp. From Left: Unknown x2; Joy Dunstan; Barbara Heath; Alma Barsanti; Nola Prince; Pat Duggan.
The 17 pupils of Raumai School have a rope swing in the Bush. In 1972, they went to Ashhurst School as the Raumai School was closed. See GC Petersen, Palmerston North: A Centennial History p 196.
This photograph shows returned soldiers marching to All Saints Church to remember their fallen comrades, who served in World War One. Beyond can be seen the Occidental Hotel with clock tower (on the corner of Fitzherbert Street) which shows that the photograph must have been before 1927 because the Occidental Hotel burned down in that year.
Looking across the Square, with Main Street West (centre) and Coleman Place (left). The Statue commemorating Edward VII standing on the right (built 1902). The Times Office is on the far left, followed by Hannah's Bootshop and William Park's Bookshop. Leary's Chemist Shop is further along. The Child's Commercial Hotel is in the centre of the postcard. By Coleman Place is the old Fire Station bell tower.
Kathleen Laura Hansen (nee Cutler) was the only daughter of Mr & Mrs Cutler of Palmerston North.