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Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade

Ornate glass and steel shopping arcades were a feature of many 19th-century cities, but they were less common in towns. Timaru’s Royal Arcade is a fine example, and a sign of the town’s ‘big city’ aspirations

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Timaru', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015