Before a railway subway was constructed in the early 1960s, cars had to give way to trains crossing Victoria St. The contrast between 1939 and 2010 can be seen in these two photographs, taken at the same spot.
1939 image courtesy of Grantham House Publishing; 2010 image by Te Ara – Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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