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Aerial view of Park Square and surrounding area


Aerial view of Park Square and surrounding area
Description:
c1926 Aerial view of Park Square surrounded by trees just off centre. St Paul's Street runs from the top left hand corner to the bottom edge. The moorish warehouse between the south side of the square and St Paul's Street was designed by Thomas Ambler in 1878 for John Barran, the clothing manufacture. Adjacent to it is the former site of St Paul's Church which was demolished in 1906. It was not built on until the 1930s when the offices for the Water Board were erected. Park Place runs across the bottom left hand corner parallel with St Paul's Street. Park Square East cuts across the bottom right hand corner to join Park Square East behind the properties on the right hand side of Park Square. The road in front of these properties is Park Square North. Park Square West is at the head of the square running between St. Paul's Street and Park Lane. After the junction with Park Lane is Park Street running to the top right edge. On the corner the building with the turret is the old Leeds Corporation Rates Office.

User Comments:

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
There is an area situated in front of one end of the Moorish looking building, and running along the side of Park Square. Its internal area appears to be below groung level. Or is it a trick of the light? Does anyone know? On the 1908 O.S., map, the Moorish looking building is identified as a 'Boot Manufactory', But the 'sunken' area is shown only as an outline.

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Rachael Unsworth

Comment:
The 'hole in the ground' to the east of Barran's building is the site of the former St Paul's Church and the place where Rivers House was soon to be built.

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Name:
Lee White

Comment:
The sunken bit was actually part of the crypt.

Date:
20-Jan-2009

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Name:
bob saynor

Comment:
i was apprentice painter & decorator and worked on the Moorish building around 1948-49 and i believe it was then the Benifit footwear co.

Date:
03-Aug-2010

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Name:
Canxiita

Comment:
Dear James,What a fabulous post ! Very gluooarmus and chic. Love that you mentioned Lee Radziwill and World of Interiors in the same paragraph also you have a gift for understatement, which is always a mark of a gentleman. Thanks for sharing ! Dino di Napoli

Date:
30-Nov-2012

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Name:
TJ

Comment:
The hole in the ground was indeed the River Authority, I was born there and lived within the current building till 1988, the hole was/is an underground car park.

Date:
19-Jun-2014

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