Ornate building, 46-48 York Street - message for leo

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Ornate building, 46-48 York Street - message for leo

Postby hyperion » Sun 16 Nov, 2014 12:16 am

Hiya leo
Down in leeds today just noticed a rather ornate building on york st between the old ice house /pilkington glass/mecca bingo, and the old bus station looks like its built out of burmantofts malmo ?maybe have you got a photo.Or maybe its already been demolished .lol.
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Postby Leodian » Sun 16 Nov, 2014 2:16 am

hyperion wrote:Hiya leo
Down in leeds today just noticed a rather ornate building on york st between the old ice house /pilkington glass/mecca bingo, and the old bus station looks like its built out of burmantofts malmo ?maybe have you got a photo.Or maybe its already been demolished .lol.


Hi hyperion :).

I'm guessing you mean the very interesting looking building that houses the oven and nail places that is seen (hopefully!) in this link to a Google Street View that I've captured (the GSV url was very long so I've shortened it using a url shortening program):-
http://tinyurl.com/pufppu4

I will have passed it fairly often but I've never really noticed it before, so thanks for pointing it out. I shall try to go there some time soon but if anyone takes photo(s) before I do then please post them.
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Postby dsco » Mon 17 Nov, 2014 3:08 pm

Hey hyperion - just to let you know there is now a Private Messaging system on SecretLeeds, so posts like this can be sent directly to the member if you wish? There are two small message icons under the user's profile information next to their posts, or you can use the full editor in the User Control Panel (click your username in the menu bar at the top of the page and selected User Control Panel > Private Messages.
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Postby j.c.d. » Mon 17 Nov, 2014 6:40 pm

hyperion wrote:Hiya leo
Down in leeds today just noticed a rather ornate building on york st between the old ice house /pilkington glass/mecca bingo, and the old bus station looks like its built out of burmantofts malmo ?maybe have you got a photo.Or maybe its already been demolished .lol.




In the very late 1950s the carpet firm I worked for moved into the large chapel on Cross York Street , behind the West Riding Bus Station (Red Bus, as it was known locally) and the Nail Bar you refer to was a Café owned by Malcolm who ran it very successfully but upset quite a lot of the Leeds Jewish Fraternity by riding round in a Volkswagon beetle, buying German cars was not the thing at the time he was a really nice lad and it was not long before he moved out and bought the Box Tree restaurant in Ilkley which became the No One in all England (Egon Ronay I think). it is nice to see the picture of such an elegant little building surviving among all that ugly glass and steel. Malcolm used to come back to the café in later years in a Aston Martin D.B. which also upset a few people. Mmm, Happy days......

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Re: Ornate building, 46-48 York Street - message for leo

Postby Leodian » Wed 19 Nov, 2014 9:04 pm

These are 3 photos that I took at the very interesting looking building today (November 19 2014). One is its frontage on York Street and the other 2 are zoomed-in views of some nice features. I thought I would also try to take photos of the rear view from the short 'Back York Street' (off 'Cross York Street') but I could not as there is a gated access/egress to a car parking area (presumably private) which stopped me from taking photographs of the building from there.
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Re: Ornate building, 46-48 York Street - message for leo

Postby uncle mick » Thu 20 Nov, 2014 3:19 am

Does anyone know what this building was used for originally ?? Looking at maps & directories & the census it was built after 1911, it looks too grand to be just a shop.
I can find a couple of references to it on Leodis from 1935 when it was The British Weighing & Slicing Co :idea:

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL
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Re: Ornate building, 46-48 York Street - message for leo

Postby uncle mick » Fri 21 Nov, 2014 7:20 am

uncle mick wrote:Does anyone know what this building was used for originally ?? Looking at maps & directories & the census it was built after 1911, it looks too grand to be just a shop.
I can find a couple of references to it on Leodis from 1935 when it was The British Weighing & Slicing Co :idea:

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL


Originally "restaurant premises"

http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/res ... id=1375232
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Re: Ornate building, 46-48 York Street - message for leo

Postby Leodian » Fri 21 Nov, 2014 2:28 pm

Thanks uncle mick for the information. :)

It's interesting that it was originally a restaurant seeing that part of it is now a fast food place.
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Re: Ornate building, 46-48 York Street - message for leo

Postby scrabblerz » Fri 21 Nov, 2014 8:56 pm

Britain from above Picture EPW015897 shows this building from the back in 1926 no Bingo Hall next door , Is that a church next door with the many sided roof ? There is also another picture in 1948 with the Bingo Hall Built .
Been trying to cut or copy or something with the picture having problems , I think it can be done as long as you post the link where it came from .
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Re: Ornate building, 46-48 York Street - message for leo

Postby Leodian » Fri 21 Nov, 2014 11:36 pm

Thanks scrabblerz :) .

This is the link to the June 24 1926 image. http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw015897?search=EPW015897&ref=0

It's interesting that where the bus station is now was then a cleared area (possibly for the building of the bus station?). I wonder what the buildings were that are in the bottom right corner of what is now the bus station?
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