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The Owens College

The Owens College

Photographer: Brothers, Alfred

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: 10352.I.2

Item number: 14

Length: 13.5

Width: 15.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

James Croston informs us that The Owens college was first established in Quay-street. The Oxford-street site was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and "the first completed portion was opened for the use of students on 7th October, 1873. The style is Gothic...The eastern or principal front, which looks towards Oxford-street, is a pile of considerable dignity, and contains the large hall, with the libraries and examination-rooms. On the south side a range of buildings extends at right angles, in which permanent accommodations is provided for the Natural History and Geological Museums, while on the north side a corresponding space is reserved for a wing intended to contain additional class-rooms. It was stated on the day of the opening that the cost of the College, with the fittings and land on which it stands, had been over £160,000."

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