|||Emmanuel Church, Trinity Congregational Church and the Parkinson Building (Woodhouse)
|19th January 2006.
View from the vicinity of Leeds Metropolitan University showing buildings in Woodhouse Lane. Emmanuel Church is on the left and on the right is Trinity Congregational Church, St. David's now converted to the Quilted Llama and Halo Nightclub. In the background the tall white tower of the University's Parkinson building can be seen.
Photograph courtesy of James William Bell.
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|||Gas lamp, Back Woodstock Street (Woodhouse)
|15th July 1975.
View shows a close-up of a gas lamp on Back Woodstock Street, near the corner with Back Blenheim Terrace, situated off Woodhouse Lane. The Parkinson Building of Leeds University, on the opposite side of Woodhouse Lane, can be seen on the left. The building on the right is numbered 18 Cross Woodstock Street.
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|||Leeds Universities, Parkinson Building, Postcard (Woodhouse) (1 comment)
Postcard view looking from Woodhouse Lane on to the Parkinson Building. Frank Parkinson was a student at the Yorkshire College who became the Chairman of Crompton Parkinson Ltd, the manufacturers of electrical goods. He donated £200,000 for the Parkinson Building at Leeds University which started in 1938 and completed in 1951 using Portland Stone.
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|||Leeds University, Brotherton Library (Woodhouse)
This c.1936 view of the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds is no longer possible, and was probably taken shortly after completion in 1936.
By 1938 work had begun on the Parkinson Building where the area of grass lies in front of it. The entrance of the Brotherton Library was modified to allow for a junction with the Parkinson Building which became the entrance. The Brotherton Library was funded by the gift of £100,000 by Lord Brotherton of Roundhay Hall. It was also to house his private library of books and manuscripts which he bequeathed to the University.
The Brotherton Collection, as it is known, was formally presented by the Trustees on 31st October 1935.
It was transferred to the new library building from Roundhay Hall in the summer of 1936 in time for the opening on 6th October 1936.
The Archbishop of Canterbury performed the opening ceremony in the presence of the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Devonshire.
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|||Leeds University, Parkinson Building (Woodhouse)
View of the Parkinson Building of Leeds University on Woodhouse Lane, probably taken around the 1960s. Cars and bikes are parked in front. The Parkinson Building was named after Frank Parkinson (1887-1946), chairman of Crompton Parkinson Ltd, manufacturers of electrical goods, who donated £200,000 towards the cost. Designed by Thomas Arthur Lodge, the building was started in 1938 but delayed by the Second World War and completed in 1951.
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