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1 City Square (City Centre) (5 comments)
Colour image28th October 1999 View of number 1 City Square with seabird sculpture visible. The building was opened in 1996 for Norwich Union and was designed by Abbey Hanson Rowe.
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1 City Square (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour image28th October 1999 View of seabird sculptures outside number 1 City Square. The building was opened in 1996 for Norwich Union and was designed by Abbey Hanson Rowe.
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Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image17th September 1962. Aerial view over the city of Leeds showing Leeds City Station in the centre. To the left of it is the River Aire before it flows beneath the railway under the dark arches. In the bottom right-hand corner are the graving docks off the canal basin at Granary Wharf. The bridge over the canal at this point dates from 1841 and is situated at Office Lock next to the old Canal Office. Beyond where the canal and River Aire meet there is Victoria Bridge (right edge, centre) then following the bends of the river towards the top, Leeds Bridge is only just visible and in the top corner Crown Point Bridge can be seen clearly. Following the railway line from the top edge various landmarks can be seen. To the left at the top is the huge complex of Quarry Hill Flats, moving down there is Leeds Parish Church of St. Peter, then the dome of the Corn Exchange. To the left of the Corn Exchange is Kirkgate Market fronting Vicar Lane. To the right of the station is the former Tramways Depot on Swinegate. Below that, between Neville Street and the river, is the woollen mill at School Close which, in 1973, became the site of the Dragonara Hotel (now the Leeds Hilton). The line of light buildings across the top left-hand corner are on Eastgate and include Lewis's department store. They were part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's scheme of the 1930's. The grid pattern of streets comprising the city shopping areas can be seen including Vicar Lane, Briggate and Park Row. Wellington Street comes in from the bottom left-hand coner and following the line of it City Square is visible. At the bottom edge traffic is seen in Whitehall Road and the Whitehall Mills Complex.
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Aerial View of Leeds with Refurbished City Square (City Centre)
Black & White image1962 Aerial view of the centre of Leeds. In the top left corner main railway lines and City Station can be seen with the River Aire. The river goes under the railway and emerges to the left of the lines. Just to the right of the railway a white triangle is the new layout for City Square. It has recently been restored to its original size and shape. In the bottom left corner the circular dome of the Corn Exchange is visible. On the right side the Headrow can be seen running from top to bottom.
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Aerial View, City Centre (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Taken between 1955 and 1962 this is an aerial view of the City Centre. In the top right of the image is the Civic Hall (1933) with its twin pinnacles of white Portland Stone. On the left is the Leeds General Infirmary. In front is the Town Hall (1858) with St George's Church (1838) visible on the far left. In this image the church steeple is intact showing the image was taken before 1962, when the steeple was lost to high winds. From here Park Street leads down to Park Square, a grassed area built between 1788 & 1810. From the right of the Town Hall, Calverley Street leads onto East Parade. At the bottom of the image on the right is Leeds City Station with the rear of the Queen's Hotel (1937) above. Also visible is City Square (1903) bordered by the General Post Office (1896) with the Majestic Cinema (1921), on the left and the Standard Life Assurance Building on the right, demolished in the 1960s.
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Aerial View, City Centre from Park Row to Briggate (City Centre)
Black & White image1963 In the top left corner is the Civic Hall, the bottom left corner has City Square with Park Row running north to the Headrow, continuing as Cookridge Street to Woodhouse Lane. Moving right the new Merrion Centre is under construction. Briggate is over on the right side following the same line as Park Row.
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Aerial View, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White image22nd June 1949 City Square can be seen in this view. To the right, on Park Row several buses are waiting, there are also two trams running past. Across the bottom right is a view of the Queens Hotel, seen from the back.
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Aerial view, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White image10th June 1933. Looking down on City Square across the rooftops of railway station. Old Queen's Hotel can be seen, also Mill Hill Chapel Post Office and Majestic Cinema. Black Prince Statue and War Memorial are clearly visible in City Square. Photograph first appeared in Leeds Mercury.
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Aerial View, City Square, after snowfall (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Photo possibly taken around 1924. City Square is on the left with Wellington Street running past to the top centre. The Post Office is to the right of City Square.
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Aerial View, City Square, Under Snow (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image1924 This aerial view of City Square and surrounding area has been taken after a snowfall. In the top left corner is Aire Street leading to Whitehall Road, then moving clock-wise are Wellington Street with the Majestic Cinema and Ballroom at the junction with Quebec Street. The Post Office building faces onto City Square at this point, with Mill Hill Chapel looking onto City Square. Mill Hill is next, then Bishopgate Street running past the Queens Hotel. The Hotel seen here opened in 1863 and was replaced by the present building which opened in 1936.
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Aerial View, City Station and River Aire (City Centre)
Black & White image1964 In the centre of this aerial view is the City Station. The River Aire is to the left as it disappears under the Dark Arches, to emerge on the right with the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. This is Granary Wharf, now a specialist shopping area. The Queens Hotel facing onto City Square, is also to the left of the Station, with City House office block on a triangle of land between the railway lines to the right.
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Aerial View, City Station, Queens Hotel, City Sqaure (City Centre)
Black & White image1964 Aerial view of City Railway Station, which is in the centre. The tower block of offices is City House. Towards the bottom right City Square is visible (a triangle at this time), the Queens Hotel looks onto the Square, the back is towards the station.
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Aerial View, including Civic Hall, Town Hall (City Centre) (9 comments)
Black & White image1947 This aerial view looks across the administrative heart of Leeds City Centre. In the centre of the left edge the Gothic Revival style frontage of Leeds General Infirmary can be seen, facing onto Great George Street. Two of the original carved stone and brick wings designed by G.G. Scott are visible, completed in 1868. Another wing was added by G. Corson in 1892 with the more modern Brotherton Wing extending the hospital site to Calverley Street completed in 1940. The semi-circular balconies on the end of this wing are clearly visible. Moving right is the portland stone Civic Hall, designed by E.V. Harris, the hall was opened in 1933 by King George V and Queen Mary. Continuing right, the Leeds Institute is visible, recognisable by the roof of its centrally positioned circular lecture hall. Designed by C. Brodrick for the Leeds Mechanics Institute completed in 1868. Moving forwards towards the right edge is St Anne's Cathedral. In front of this, construction work is being carried out to extend the corner block of the Leeds Permanent Building Society (1930), which is just out of view, to its present site. The block of properties which follow to the left of this development are the Municipal Buildings (1884). These buildings originally housed civic offices along with Leeds Central Library. The first floor became the City of Leeds Police Headquarters and Criminal Investigation Department in 1934 with cells for prisoners created in the basement. The Leeds City Museum took over this floor in 1966 but moved out when the building closed for refurbishment between 1999 and 2000. It is now the home of Leeds Central Library. In the centre with a relatively flat facade, is the Leeds City Art Gallery established in 1888 when reading rooms within the Municipal Buildings were converted to a sculpture gallery. The present entrance (not in view) was the result of extensions and alterations made in 1982. Directly in front of these buildings is Centenary Street which was pedestrianised and paved over when the Garden of Remembrance and Victoria Gardens were enlarged. Victoria Gardens was created between 1936 and 1937 when the War Memorial was transferred there from City Square. On the right of this block is the site of what is now the Henry Moore Institute. This museum was converted from the three 19th century wool merchants offices seen here and opened in 1982. Opposite the Municipal Buildings, across Centenary Street and The Headrow is a pale coloured building which, like the Civic Hall is constructed from Portland Stone. This is Pearl Chambers and was built in 1910 as the premises of Pearl Life Assurance. A statue of its founder Patrick James Foley, stands on the roof. To the left of Pearl Chambers across East Parade, the back of the Jubilee Hotel is visible. This hotel was built in 1904 of Burmantofts terracotta and faces the Town Hall, designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and built from locally sourced gritstone. Building began in 1853, with the tower and dome following in 1857. The Town Hall was officially opened by Queen Victoria in 1858 although was not completed until 1860 when a bell was hung in the tower. The Town Hall was cleaned and restored in 1971, returning to its original glory. Victoria Square is situated in front of the building. The Square was altered in 1937 when the steps of the Town Hall were changed from the original bow shape to straight. Finally continuing left over Oxford Place is the Oxford Place Methodist Chapel. The foundation stone was laid in 1835 and the Chapel opened later that year. Sunday School buildings on Oxford Row were added in 1841. Refaced between 1896 and 1903, the Chapel suffered serious fire damage in 1911. Oxford Place Chambers, to the right of the church entrance on Oxford Place, is now the home of several counselling services including Relate.
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Aerial View, Leeds City Station (City Centre)
Black & White image1962 The centre of this aerial view is dominated by Leeds City Railway Station with tracks running diagonally from the top left to the bottom right. Towards the top left is the place where the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal separate. The River flows above the station before disappearing under the Dark Arches, reappearing lower down to rejoin the canal at Victoria Bridge. The canal runs to the right of Tower Works, famous for its italianate chimneys. Above Leeds City Station is the smaller Central Station on Wellington Street which closed in 1967. Wellington Street runs from the top edge to City Square in the centre of the right edge. The Square is bordered by The Queens Hotel, Majestic Cinema, The Post Office and The Royal Exchange Building. Boar Lane runs from the bottom of City Square. In the lower right corner Briggate runs back towards the left, passing underneath the railway lines. Below the City Station is the Queen's Hall, a former tram depot on Swinegate, converted to an exhibition centre and concert hall before being demolished in 1989. The pale coloured building below this with an arched semi-circular roof is the Omnibus Depot on Sovereign Street.
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Aerial View, Leeds City Station (City Centre)
Black & White image1962 This aerial view shows the centre of Leeds. On the left is Leeds City Station wih its mass of tracks and engine sheds with the River Aire running alongside. Wellington Street runs from the centre of the top edge to City Square, the focal point of this view. The square is overlooked by the Queens Hotel from the left and the Post Office Building from the right. From here, Boar Lane runs down towards the bottom edge bisected half way by Albion Street and New Station Street. In the top right corner is Park Square, with St Paul's House nearby.
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Air Raid Shelter (City Centre)
Black & White image27th August 1946. View shows the demoliltion of air raid shelters in City Square. Onlookers observe the situation. Standard Buildings with Barclays Bank local head office, Standard Life Assurance and British General Insurance are visible in the background.
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Aire Street (City Centre)
Black & White image29th February 1944. A portion of the City station looking across from the City Square. The goods entrance and its carpark and yard are plainly seen. To the right is Barstows newsagents. A pedestrian crossing with Belisha beacons runs across the street. A steel railing in the foreground encircles the City Square.
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Aire Street (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image29th May 1944. Looking from the City Square. On the left is the stone built City station with part of the main entrance and the goods entrance clearly seen. At the right hand side is Barstows newsagent, tobacconist and confectioners. Above the door is a Picture Post advert and higher still is a Capstan cigarette sign. In the distance is the goods yard with several vans parked in it. Tram lines run along the street and their electric cables can be seen overhead attached to steel poles. There is a pedestrian crossing with two Belisha beacons. There are many people on the street including a soldier under a chiropodist's sign in Wellington Street.
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Aire Street, Prior to 1910 (City Centre)
Black & White imagepre 1910. Image shows Aire Street, left, and Wellington Street in the background, right, with tramlines and seen from what is now City Square. In the centre the triangular building is occupied by numbers 56 to 62 Aire Street, also numbered as 11 to 15A Wellington Street. Large, white painted lettering on the corner of the building announces that 'These Commanding Premises to Let.' Other signage on the frontage reads 'Prize Competition Dept. Over a Million Prizes' and 'Save your wrappers'. In 1910 the Gents Hairdressing business of Walter Barstow moved into the corner premises (number 11). It remained here as a family business until 1980 when the buildings were demolished to build City Square House. At the left edge, at number 9 Wellington Street, is Leeds Film Supply Company. At the right edge the buildings stand on the future site of the Majestic Cinema and Ballroom which did not open until June, 1922.
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Albion Street, Leyland Titan/Roe 206 (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White image1956. Leyland Titan/Roe 206 (1955), double decker bus turning from Albion Street onto Boar Lane. Registration no UUA 206, destination Leeds Bus Station via Stanningley Road and Armley Road. It was diverted from City Square when tram tracks were being lifted. To the left of Albion Street, the shop fronts with canopies were various departments of the Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society.
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