Topic: Arawa Street

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Business hub for Rotorua in the early years

Memorial to Richard Seddon 

 The Post Office 

 

 The following is a list by street number of businesses and other residents of Arawa Street from the 1955 Wises Post Office Directory held on the 2nd Floor of Rotorua District Library.

Business or other ...                     Old Street Number Other Information New Street Number
Princes Gate Hotel 1   1057
Mayfair Flats 7    
    RDC Staff Carpark  
    Convention Centre  
NZ Broadcasting Station IYZ                                      9   1089
Fenton Street
Rbt. Miller Clothier 17    
Mrs Barrowman's Tearooms 19    
Mrs Elliott's Book Exchange & Singer Sewing Machine Co. 21    
Post Office 22    
Arch Curve - Shoe Store 25   Freedom Carpark
Macks (Rotorua) Ltd 27    Carpark
Elwd. H. Crawford : Chemist 31   Carpark
Hy. Musgrave : Hairdresser 33    
Dingwall 34a   1106
Gainsboro Shoe Salon 37   1125
J. H. Blencowe : Phto Stk dlr 39    
Empire Restaurant & Milk Bar 41   1131 Zen Centre
Farmers Trading Co - Grocers 43   1135 Zen Centre      
Smith's Topper Restaurant  45    
Rest Rooms 48    
Mrs R. Solly - Bookseller 51    
Urquhart, Roe & Keane - Barristers & Solicitors 53 Arawa Buildings Ltd & Tutanekai Buildings Ltd                                                                              
Arawa District Trust Board 53 Fenton Buildings Ltd    
Rotorua Borough Council 54 Victoria Institute  
Rotorua Public Library 54 Victoria Institute  
Eric Salt - Jeweller 55    
David & Co. Fruiterer 57    
Hannah & Co. 63   1135
Griffiths & Partner Hairdresser 65 & R. Gray Billard Saloon  
Native Land Court 66   1136
Jno Robinson -- Painter? 67   1143
Adams Bruce Bakers 69   1147
NZ Timber Workers -- Union 69 Dannefaerds Bldng Upstairs 1155
H.P. Randall -- Secretary 69 Upstairs? 1155
Mrs E. Dannefaerd -- Curio Dealer 69 Dannefaerds Building street lvl 1155
Adams Bruce Bakers Ltd 69   1155
Dept Of Maori Affairs 70 Rotorua High & District Courthouse  
Rehabilitation Office 71 Rotorua High & District  Courthouse  
O.H. Coleman's (Kusabs Building) 75 Cnr Arawa & Tutanekai opp Diane Dairy  
Magistrates Court & Registrar of BDM 76    
Tutanekai Street
Palace Tavern / Hotel SW Cnr Tutanekai & Arawa Street   1179
McGill Ltd : Rotorua Wine & Spirit Merchants 81   1179
Mrs Lillas Richardson 83    
Salvation Army Hall 88    
Druids Hall 90    
V. J. McMasters 92 Palace Hotel  
    Palace Hotel 1184-1200
Henry Chase - Taxi 94    
William J Woolliams 96   1210
Ern E Leaning 98   1216
      1246
Rotorua Primary School     1249
Amohia Street
Arawa House Nurses Hostel 110   1268
Wltr H. Russell -- Dispenser 114    
Mrs Frncs McArthur 116    
Jno L. Coote -- Clerk 118    

 

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