Thursday, 14 May 2015

Taradale Memorable Clock Tower

The clock tower was built in 1923.  It is the World War 1 memorial.  The tower is in a very prominent area in Taradale where several roads  intersect.  It stands 15 metres high.  It was unveiled by the Governor General at the time Admiral Viscount Jellicoe.  
After the 1931 earthquake it leaned to the side by 2 feet, the designer was able to restore it.  In this link you can see what it looked like then.  

Inside it has paintings which depict the three armed services.  I only closely photographed one as there were gates in front of the other two.   These were painted in 1997 by Brenda Morrell who also painted The Old Tram Stop.  

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  1. I love it Jen - very cool :-)

  2. Very cool building!
    Please come link up at