Then and Now – 100 Years Ago to Today [11 pics]
Turning approximately 180 degrees from the previous photo, hereâ€™s a view of the end of Corn Street in about 1904 coupled with its modern equivalent. In stark contrast to the bomb-ravaged Wine Street and High Street areas, this part of the city is remarkably unchanged. The building that occupies most of the picture is the Old Council House of 1827 which now serves as the Cityâ€™s Register Office (which transferred from Quakers Friars when the new Broadmead extensions began). Note how a new storey has been added to the top. The imposing statue on the parapet represents Justice, and I think is similar to the statue on the 1879 Magistrates Court building at Bridewell. The large impressive columned edifice further left is the Lloyds Bank building (1854-57) by Gingell and Lysaght. Pedestrianisation of this part of Corn Street came in 1976.