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CM Ross Building, 1940s

CM Ross Building, 1940s

C M Ross established a business in Palmerston North in 1883. A new three-storied C M Ross department store (pictured) was constucted 1927-1928, featuring large display windows on the ground floor, extensive departments, a tearooms on the 2nd floor and offices on the 3rd floor.

 
The Square, 1964

The Square, 1964

This colour print shows a view of The Square. Notable features include the Hopwood Clock Tower (with cross), The Ladies Rest (art deco style, one storey building in the far left foreground) and the PDC (multi-storied building in the far left background).

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Date
February 1964
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
The Square, 1964

The Square, 1964

This colour print shows a view of The Square. Notable features include The Coronation Fountain (white monument in the middle), All Saints Church (brick structure with spires in the left background) and what was then the Milne and Choyce Department Store (far right background, formerly Roscos and DIC, currently the City Library).

 
View of The Square

View of The Square

This image comes from a series of slides taken around Palmerston North in the late 1950s. Many show scenes in The Victoria Esplanade Gardens, but other areas and events around the city are also represented.

 
Broadway Avenue, 1964

Broadway Avenue, 1964

This colour print shows Broadway Avenue, possibly shot fromthe top of the Bank of New Zealand that once stood on the corner of Rangitikei Street and The Square.

 
PDC Building, The Square

PDC Building, The Square

The building that housed The Premier Drapery Company was built 1929-1930. The store was one of the foremost department stores in Palmerston North. In 1986 the PDC became part of the PDC Plaza. This was sold in 1988, and then later demolished. The multistoried building on the left was the Public Library before it was moved across The Square to the old DIC building in 1996.

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