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The Gisborne Photo News



New Citadel

After being in use for 77 years the Salvation Army Citadel in Gladstone Road is coming down and being replaced with a modern new building. The old brick building has undergone several changes over the years, including the removal of the battlements after the 1931 earthquake. Large crowds attended the final services held in the Citadel earlier this month.


Costing £800 when built, the Citadel is shown as it was when opened in 1898.


An artist's impression of the proposed new Citadel.



The exterior of the Citadel immediately before demolition.


The interior of the building pictured for the last time at the Sunday morning service of June 8. Standing in front are, from left, Commissioner Ernest Elliott (territorial commander), Mrs Commissioner Elliott, Mrs Brigadier Richards and Brigadier J. Richards (divisional commander), Mrs Captain Caroline Smith and Captain Richard Smith.