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Eastgate from the car park in Union Street showing demolition in progress (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour image20th June 2014. View from the car park in Union Street to Eastgate showing demoltion in progress of one of the 'Book End' buildings. The demoliton of numbers 44 to 46 Eastgate, formerly Hoagy's Bar, is part of Phase 1 of the new retail and leisure development to be known as 'Victoria Gate'. These red brick buildings lining Eastgate were a continuation of Sir Reginald Blomfield's scheme for the Headrow and Eastgate begun in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The first phase of the Victoria Gate development will include a flagship John Lewis Store, the Victoria Gate Arcade, a twin street arcade linkiing the Victoria Quarter to the John Lewis store and a multi-storey car park with 800 spaces. The first phase is expected to open in the Autumn of 2016.
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Eastgate, view from Eastgate roundabout (City Centre) (8 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View from Eastgate roundabout up Eastgate towards Vicar Lane and the Headrow. The roundabout is occupied by Appleyard's Ltd., a filling station. At the junction with Eastgate the two identical 'book end' buildings are visible, part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's 1930s scheme for improving the city centre. The one on the left is occupied by the Yorkshire Hussar Public House at numbers 44-46 Eastgate. Union Street is on the left side of the Yorkshire Hussar with the old Millgarth Police Station in view at the left edge, and behind it the old Union Street Baths. A new police station was built in 1976 and Union Street Baths closed in 1964. On the right is Circle House on the corner of Lady Lane and Bridge Street. It was the headquarters of the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.
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Headrow Primark, Former Odeon Cinema (City Centre) (4 comments)
Colour imageFebruary 2007. Image shows the former Odeon Cinema, now Primark, located on the Headrow at the corner with New Briggate, left. The Odeon Cinema opened as the Paramount in 1932 and was part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's design for the new Headrow. It closed as the Odeon in 2000 and Primark acquired the freehold of the building. The conversion was completed and the new store opened in 2005.
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Lewis's construction site, the Headrow (City Centre)
Black & White image27th August 1931. Image shows the construction site of the new Lewis's department store to be built in the Headrow. At this time the Headrow was undergoing substantial alterations including widening to 80 feet. The Headrow is a major thoroughfare in the city centre which runs from east to west. This view looks west towards the tower of the Town Hall. It is possible to see, left, just how narrow the Headrow (formerly Lowerhead Row) had been before Sir Reginald Blomfield, a London architect, re-designed it. Lewis's was to be constructed in brick and faced with 40 thousand cubic feet of Portland stone. Other landmarks include the distant spire of St. George's Church in Great George Street, right of centre, and, further to the right, at the junction of Cookridge Street with Great George Street, is the tower of St. Anne's Cathedral.
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Lewis's Contruction site looking west towards the Town Hall (City Centre)
Black & White image27th August 1931. View of Lewis's constuction site looking west towards the Town Hall. This shows the huge depth of the site after excavations were completed. Several workmen are visible, one breaking up rock with a pick axe. In the background, left, the Headrow is a hive of activity with people undergoing their daily business with the road actually in the process of being widened. A team of workers, in shirt sleeves and flat caps, are employed in construction work and the site is cordoned off from vehicles and pedestrians. It is possible to see just how narrow the Headrow (Lowerhead Row) was previously from this photograph. It was widened to 80 feet on the north side and involved the demolition of many properties. Sir Reginald Theadore Blomfield, a London Architect was responsible for the new frontage to the Headrow and the work commenced in 1927. In the centre background the dome and clocktower of the Town Hall are visible. In front of it is the 1930 Lloyd's Bank building which was built in accordace with Sir Reginald Blomfield's plans to designs by architects Kitson, Parish, Ledgard and Pyman. The Portland stone building is nowadays part of the Light complex and houses the 147 bedroom Radisson SAS Hotel. Woodhouse Lane runs across the centre of mid ground and, to the right centre is the decorative gable of the City Hotel between the junctions of Wormald Row, and De Grey Street with Woodhouse Lane. Harrison's Almshouses are at the right edge.
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