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Re: Old Dispensary

Posted: Thu 13 Sep, 2018 9:35 pm
by Leodian
Renovation development work is progressing at the old dispensary as can be seen in these photos that I took on September 12 2018. The first shows the North Street front now well covered in scaffolding. The second is a view of the rear taken on what is left of what was Back Brunswick Street. It is not very obvious in that photo but at least some of the roof has been removed and the inside seemed to have been gutted (the being erected student accommodation building on the other side of the Inner Ring Road can be seen through the empty windows). The third photo shows a view of the Hartley Street front in which it can be again be seen that some of the roof has been removed (compare it to a photo that I took on July 19 2018 and posted on July 20).
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Re: Old Dispensary

Posted: Wed 10 Oct, 2018 2:15 pm
by Leodian
This is a photo of the old Dispensary that I took from North street on October 9 2018. The scaffolding has very recently been removed. As part of the ongoing development into apartments the roof seems to have been removed and what can be also be seen from outside (best seen from the Hartley Hill side) at least the inside of the top floor has been gutted. If there were any nice features left of the old Dispensary I hope they have been retained to be part of the new building.
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Posted: Sat 13 Oct, 2018 4:28 pm
by thomask
Leodian wrote:somme1916 wrote: Leodian wrote: The following event on today's date (June 6) in 1867 is reported in John Mayhall's 'Annals of Yorkshire from the earliest period to the present time' volume III covering 1866-1874."June 6th 1867. The new Public Dispensary for Leeds, erected in North Street, was formally opened , the occasion being celebrated by a luncheon, presided over by Mr. T. Kirkby, a gentleman who had taken an active sizegenetics extender part in the carrying out of the undertaking. The total cost of the structure, inclusive of fittings, amounted to about £4500."     Sounded good 'til you got to "undertaking" then all sorts of horrors sprang to mind ! he hee

That summarizes it all! I remember this old dispensary. My brother has a road side accident and we'd to take him there.