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Engraving - Corporation Market Buildings, Birmingham - New Corporation Market Buildings, Birmingham

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965V221.47
Collection:Topographical Views
Date:1886 - 1886

Maker Information

Printer:C F Kell - View biography for C F Kell


The 1870s and 80s witnessed great rebuilding activity in the heart of Birmingham. Joseph Chamberlain's Birmingham Improvement Scheme involved the opening up of a grand new street, Corporation Street, linking New Street with Aston Road. Old streets were enhanced with the addition of impressive shops, offices and hotels, many of which were built in red brick and terracotta. This fine edifice, the new Corporation market buildings in St Martin's Lane, extending from Jamaica Row to Moat Lane, was built in 1886, and provided a suitable frontage to the existing vegetable market. It is typical of the new generation of buildings that transformed the city, and incorporated the new St Martin's Hotel and a suite of large shops and showrooms.

Presented by R L Lloyd.

Further Information

Reign:Queen Victoria
Production Period:Victorian
Medium:Engraving on paper.
Material(s):Printed paper
Place of Origin:London, England

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Height:296 mm
Width:420 mm