Thursday, 21 May 2015

Council House Square

Junction at Earl Street, Little Park Street & High Street
A look at Coventry architecture from 1875.

This is the newly completed Council House Square.
Construction of the Council House (right) began in 1913.
The building in the centre was a furniture shop in 1875 and is now
a small grocer store with apartments above.
The building to the left is a pub, but opened
as a bank in 1896.

 The photos (above and below) show the 
view of Council House Square from the
Council House steps. There is a mixture of new 
and old architecture.

I think this new redeveloped area outside the Council House
looks very nice.  I guess the important thing here is to enjoy
it while it lasts.  A lot of the buildings in the photo (immediately above)
are to be knocked down soon.  Oh dear...more changes.

In the meantime, let's zoom in on those flowers....

...oh, and one more photo of the Council House.

See you tomorrow!


Fotolosopher said...

Wonderful old and new buildings...and so much history here. It's a wonderful square and so glad it's been kept up!

RedPat said...

What a pretty square!

Jane and Chris said...

It has much improved since I lived there!
Is that red brick building with the funky windows the Magistrates Court?
Jane x

William Kendall said...

The architecture is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Looks like an attractive square with many beautiful old buildings.

Jack said...

It looks wonderful, LOL. Archetypical British scene. Knock some down? That is a shame.

Chrissy Brand said...

Gorgeous Lauren, some nice postcards in those shots methinks!

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks all for taking the time to leave a comment.

Jane - No. The Magistrates' Courts building is through the trees (middle) in that same photo ie further down Little Park Street. The red brick building on left is used by Council and is full of committee rooms. It is to be demolished.

Jane and Chris said...

Thank you..I've got my bearings now!
Jane x

Petrea Burchard said...

I hope they're not tearing down that fabulous council house!

Fun60 said...

I hope the new buildings will blend in with these wonderful old ones.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Council House Square is a super space Lauren.. what a shame they never seem to know when to stop :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Petrea - I am with you. I am sure the Council House will remain. Fortunate that it wasn't destroyed in the Coventry Blitz in WW2.