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After a major earthquake in 1942, the Feilding Post Office tower was dismantled as it had suffered substantial damage. It was decided that the clock and bell would be stored until a new clock tower could be built. Most of the work was done by Army engineers, and a fund to rebuild the clock tower was started after World War II. For more information, see Pioneering to Prosperity 1874-1974: A Centennial History of the Manchester Block.

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PHOTO DIS:ea6
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Dismantling Feilding Post Office Tower, c. 1942
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Disasters

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1942

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