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Queen Victoria, 1858

7th September 1858. Artist's impression of the visit of Queen Victoria, to open the new Leeds Town Hall. Hull architect Cuthbert Brodrick won a design competition and was commissioned to build the Town Hall. Samuel Atak began the construction for the sum of £41,835. It was begun in 1853. The tower was later added at an additional cost of £5,500. In this view, the famous lions are not to be seen, they were added in 1867, work of William Day Keyworth Jnr. Queen Victoria is depicted on the steps as she was leaving the Town Hall.

Queen Victoria, 1858
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