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Where is this 1815 date located?

PostedCOLON Fri 15 Jul, 2016 8:45 pm
by Leodian
This ornate date seems to state 1815. What building is it on? Clue: it is in LS1.

I had thought the date was 1885 but on seeing the way an 1869 appears at the other end of the frontage on Google Street View I'm now sure the date is 1815 (which I've now found is the start year of the business that originally owned the building). The building was built in 1869 which accounts for that date. The photo was taken on July 14 2016.
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Edit on July 18 2016. I've just noticed that in the photo caption I've put 1885 and not the correct 1815 but I do not seem able to edit the caption.

Re: Where is this 1815 date located?

PostedCOLON Sat 16 Jul, 2016 9:58 am
by sparky415
Never seen it before.....

Re: Where is this 1815 date located?

PostedCOLON Sat 16 Jul, 2016 1:20 pm
by Leodian
sparky415 wroteColonNever seen it before.....


Hi sparky415 :).

I have passed the building very many times but had never spotted the date before and it was only by chance that I looked up and saw the date.

Re: Where is this 1815 date located?

PostedCOLON Mon 18 Jul, 2016 8:37 am
by LS1
This looks like the building that now houses Gaucho on Park Row... Not sure what it was originally though....

Re: Where is this 1815 date located?

PostedCOLON Mon 18 Jul, 2016 1:16 pm
by Leodian
LS1 wroteColonThis looks like the building that now houses Gaucho on Park Row... Not sure what it was originally though....


Hiya LS1 :).

Yes it is Saint Andrews Chambers, on Park Row, Leeds, that is at least partly occupied by Gaucho. The building was built in 1869 for the 'Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society' which itself began in 1815.

The photo here (which I took on July 14 2016) looks across Park Row to the Saint Andrews Chambers entry/exit porch. The 1815 date is however out of view higher up.
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The ornate doorway porch and its lovely carvings were the subject of a Secret Leeds post of mine on January 15 2014. This is the link to that:- http://secretleeds.com/viewtopic.php?t=5093