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Aerial View of the City Centre (City Centre) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Taken between 1955 and 1962 this aerial view of the City Centre shows Park Row running vertically along the left of the image. In the top left corner of the photo, at the top of Park Row is Cookridge Street with the Civic Theatre (1868) visible on the right and the Leeds Permanent Building, later The Light, below. In front of this is The Headrow and shops and offices flanked by Upper Basinghall Street on the left and and Albion Street on the right. Where these two streets meet Boar Lane at the bottom of the image is now the site of the Leeds Shopping Plaza, previously the Bond Street shopping centre built in the 1970s. Below this is the Mill Hill area. At the top of the image on the right is Allder's, originally built as Lewis's in 1932. In front of this is the site eventually used for The Headrow shopping centre (1988) with Lands Lane on the far right. At the bottom of Lands Lane is the Holy Trinity Church (1722-6) and the area used to create the Trinity and Burton Arcade (1967).
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Aerial View, City Centre (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated, Aerial view probably mid 1960s. Leeds Town Hall can be seen to the left of centre. Behind is the newer Civic Hall, with twin towers and car park behind. The Woodhouse Lane area behind the Civic Hall has been cleared for the building of the Inner Ring Road. Moving across towards the right a complex of white buildings is the Merrion Centre, which opened in 1964.
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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 (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. View looks north-east towards the Headrow. Town Hall and Park Square in the foreground. Civic Hall is visible to the left, also Leeds General Infirmary.
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Aerial View, City Centre (City Centre)
Black & White imagec.1930. View looks east along the Headrow towards Quarry Hill area. Flats not yet built. Town Hall is visible in bottom left hand corner, and statue of Queen Victoria can be seen in front. Appleyard's building, now Eastgate fountain, can just be made out at the bottom of Eastgate
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