Leeds Mercury (30/Sep/1848) - New Warehouse Erections

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New Warehouse Erections.

On the south side of the Cloth Hall, and up to the warehouse of A.S. Henry and Co., at the corner of Threadneedle Street, was, very lately, a vacant space of ground, once a portion of it the garden of Joseph Brook, Esq., when he resided in Market Street, (of which the space of ground in question formed the west side,) but lately occupied by pig-cotes and other similar erections. Now, however, all these have been swept away ; and three streets of warehouses of a far more handsome character, as to architectural design, than anything we possessed before, are rising on the spot. The change is, indeed, a most pleasing one. Owing to the convexity of the Cloth Hall, the north side of the first street, or Fox Street, is built in the form of a crescent, so as to preserve uniformity of width. Though the style of these warehouses does not come up to that of those in Manchester or Bradford, yet we are evidently improving. When the old rubbishly buildings which form the east side of Upperhead Row are removed, and the said new streets have their proper terminations and continuations up Spring Street and George Street, the effect will be good indeed : it will quite re-model this part of the town.