Te Takere is being created by combining the Levin Library on Bath Street with the Countdown Building on Chamberlain Street (Levin Mall carpark). The Countdown building was opened in 1970, and the Levin Mall to it its immediate north in 1971.
This photo looks north along Chamberlain Street in 1969 before construction began on the Mall. It is one of a series of photographs taken by Dorothy Picken who was the Librarian at the time. More of her photos can be found on Kete Horowhenua.