Photographer: Brothers, Alfred
Medium: Photographic print
"This street, which connects Deansgate with Oxford-street, furnishes a fair illustration of the street architecture of Manchester. On the extreme right the view takes in a portion of the Free Trade Hall, a large stone building in the Lombardo-Venetian style of architecture, erected in 1856 at a cost of £40,000. It was designed by Mr. Edward Walters...The public room is one of the largest in the kingdom, and is now used principally for concerts, meetings, and public entertainments.
Contiguous to the Free Trade Hall is the Theatre Royal, a building in the Italian style, erected in 1835, from the design of Mr. Chester, at a cost of £29,000...
Beyond the Theatre Royal is a building erected in 1835 as a Museum of Natural History...
The Church in the extreme distance, with the dome-crowned tower, is St. Peter's, a building in the Doric order, erected by public subscription and consecrated in 1794."
Text by James Croston from his book Manchester as it is.