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Leeds City Museum in the foreground with the Electric Press behind

RIBA Ref No RIBA113528
Architect/DesignerBrodrick, Cuthbert (1822-1905)
Austin-Smith Lord
Chorley & Pickersgill
Artist/PhotographerTabor, Helen
CountryUK: England
Subject Date2017
Image Date2017
ViewTopographical | Worm's-eye
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceTabor 20170222-Leeds City Museum & The Electric Press
Colour InfoColour
CreditHelen Tabor / RIBA Collections
SubjectConversion of buildings ; Industrial buildings ; Printing works ; Museums
NOTES: Formerly the Mechanics' Institution and School of Art (1868) by Cuthbert Broderick. The School of Art moved out in 1903 and the Institute from the 1920s until May 2005 housed the Civic Theatre. In 2005-2008 it was converted into the City Museum by Austin-Smith Lord. The Electric Press building (a former printing works) was a 1900 extension by Chorley & Pickersgill of a 1860s building. It now houses bars, restaurant and a theatre.

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