Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Oxford Road

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Then & Now Oxford Road

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Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now

THIS week our main image shows the John Owens building on Oxford Road before the neighbouring Whitworth Hall was opened in 1902.

Horse-drawn carriages line up outside the college buildings which now form an integral part of the University of Manchester. Gas lamps are still in evidence and a trolleybus can be glimpsed in the distance.

The Gothic-style John Owens building, opened in 1873, was the first on the Oxford Road university site.

It was designed by Manchester architect Alfred Waterhouse who was also responsible for the city's Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London.

The Grade II-listed Whitworth Hall was built between 1895 and 1902 to a design by architect Paul Waterhouse. …

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