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Calverley Street (City Centre)
Black & White image14th October 1928. On the extreme left are the Municipal Buildings, which is now the Central Library. The Leeds Permanent Building Society block was demolished, then cleared land created the Victoria Gardens in front of the library and the Garden of Rest for the war memorial, and for the Headrow to be widened. The narrowness of what was Park Lane is clearly shown. This view looks down the Headrow towards Briggate. To the right is the Pearl Assurance Building on the junction with East Parade. The building to the left of the Permanent Building Society was Calverley Chambers, occupied by a variety of offices. The Leeds Permanent Building Society bought 'buildings now occupied by Messrs. Swaine and Coleman at the corner of Park Lane, and Calverley Street, together with the land on which Mr. Thorpe has his sculpture works' for alteration and expansion as its headquarters, Victoria Chambers, in 1876. The former woollen warehouse required extensive adaptation, and the architecture was intended to complement that of the Municipal Buildings. When it was scheddduled for demolition under the scheme for widening the Headrow, the City Council offered the building society the site at the corner of Guildford Street and Cookridge Street for its new offices. The business was transferred to the present building in 1930. Pearl Buildings, on the extreme right, was built for Pearl Assuance in 1911 by William Bakewell, and was the first large-scale building in Leeds clad in Portland Stone. The statue of Patrickd James Foley, founder of Pearl Assurance, is just visible between the two turrets.
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Calverley Street, Park Lane (Headrow) (City Centre)
Black & White image1928 This view is looking down Guildford Street from the end of Park Lane. After redevelopment it was reclassified as The Headrow. On the left is Calverley Street with Calverley Chambers, offices for Leeds Permanent Buildings (on the left edge, then facing onto Centenary Street). The building society transferred to the new Permanent Buildings at the corner of Cookridge Street and the Headrow, now the Radisson Hotel, part of the 'Light' development. On the right is East Parade with the Pearl Assurance Building. This dates from 1911, built by William Bakewell. The area in front of the Municipal Buildings is now referred to as Victoria Gardens. The buildings are home to the Central Library and Leeds Art Gallery.
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City Square, Park Row (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard view of City Square and Park Row. To the left is the old Courthouse, built in 1813. It was later used as a Post Office when the courts were transferred to the new Town Hall. It was demolished in 1901. Park Row is in the centre, with the spire of St Annes Cathedral, on what was then called Guildford Street (now The Headrow) in the background . Priestley Hall is on the left, with the Mill Hill Chapel grounds in front. The statue at the junction with Park Row (left) is that of Sir Robert Peel. After his death in 1850, money was raised by public subscription to fund a memorial. Sculptor William Behnes produced this bronze, the first large scale piece to be cast in one piece in Britain. It was the first Peel memorial to be erected, this was August 1852. It was later resited to the front of the Town Hall then in 1937 to Woodhouse Moor, at the corner of Hyde Park and Woodhouse Lane.
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Civic Week, Guildford Street (City Centre)
Black & White imageSeptember 1928. View looks from Albion Street onto a richly decorated Guildford Street. On the left is the Leeds and Holbeck Building Society with the Liverpool Victoria Insurance Offices and the Chocolate Bar beneath on the right. Banners and bunting are draped across the street along with the flags of many European countries. Leeds Civic Week took place between 22nd and 28th September 1928 and incorporated a city-wide programme of events including young people's rallies, open days at industrial premises, schools and colleges and municipal departments, and processions through the city centre.
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Civic Week, Guildford Street (City Centre)
Black & White imageSeptember 1928. View looks across from the end of Upperhead Row onto Guildford Street. The street decorated with garlands and flags for the Civic Week celebrations. On the left are Campbells House Furnishers and Shiphams clothiers at the entrance to the Victoria Arcade. The Guildford Hotel can be seen moving back with the Nag's Head visible on the right edge.
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