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City Square

Subject ID:
City Centre
Subject Year:
City Square
Leeds Civic Trust
Class number:
Civic Trust F161
City Square
Undated. An early view of City Square with the spires of Mill Hill Chapel beyond on the right. City Square was designed to commemorate Leeds receiving city status in 1893 and the statues seen here were chosen to celebrate this. From the far left, James Watt (1736-1819) by Henry Charles Fehr for his effect on the industry by his improvements to the steam engine. Second from left, John Harrison also by Henry Charles Fehr, an influential figure in seventeenth century Leeds, endowed St John's Church. Walter Farquhar Hook, by Frederick Pomeroy, known as 'The Great Vicar of Leeds' and right Joseph Priestley by Alfred Drury, discoverer of oxygen.

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