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The Headrow - Thorntons Buildings


Subject ID:
9930
Location:
City Centre
Subject Year:
1930
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
CLIC HEADROW 23
The Headrow - Thorntons Buildings
Description:
13th June 1930 On left is Briggate. From the left, Burtons menswear shop, then Horse and Trumpet public house. Then the entrance for the Leeds City Varieties, the theatre is out of view in alley. Next block is known as Thorntons Buildings. Built by Charles Thornton, landlord of the White Swan public house (out of view next to City Varieties) in 1873 possibly to the design of George Smith, architect of the City Varieties and Thorntons Arcade. To the right of City Varieties entrance, no 57 is Bells Ltd jewellers. No 59 is Owen and Robinson, pawn brokers and fancy goods - three balls sign can be seen above shop. All the cleared site in the fore front is for the new Lewis's store.

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