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New chapter opens for iconic Narrabri site

The landmark Krohn’s building has been sold by the Goodyer family to a local buyer

Previous owners of the iconic building, John and Pam Goodyer with their daughter Jayne Hayne and son Michael Goodyer outside the historic Krohn’s building.

The intersection of Doyle and Maitland Street has been known as Krohn’s Corner for many generations of Narrabri people but it may soon have a new title.

The landmark Krohn’s building has been sold by the Goodyer family to a local buyer and its future usage is undisclosed at this stage.

However, the large, prime site in the CBD, bounded by Maitland, Doyle and Tibbereena Streets will always play a prominent role in the main street.

The sale of the building was the first time the property has changed hands since 1911.

The sales agents, Kim Rozendaal from Ruralco Property Davidson Cameron and Carla Baxter from Carla Baxter Real Estate, worked together in order to achieve a successful sale.

Previous owner John Goodyer recalled that the original block from Maitland through to Tibbereena Street also included land which is now the current National Australia Bank.

“Cummins and Wallace were there and Charlie Whitteron in earlier years.

“The building on the corner of Doyle and Tibbereena Streets is part of the original property, and was used as business premises by E W Burns, and Cec. Myers for many years followed by George Branscombe.”

Apart from a brick shop in the centre, the buildings are original.

Mr Goodyer began work for the Krohn family at the store in 1950.

“My mother was a Krohn,” he said.