Decoration around upper windows. Listed Building. Edward Caldwell Spruce (1849-1923), a Leeds sculptor at one time a designer for the Leeds Fireclay Company. c. 1904. Terracotta. Location: Yorkshire Building Society on the corner of Briggate and Duncan Street, Leeds. Photographs and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2011. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

The window in its setting. A pair of these thoughtful-looking girls helps to drape the outside of each of the windows flanking the octagonal corner turret. They add a distinctly Art Nouveau touch to the Baroque Revival building with its other decorative touches and wonderfully varied skyline.

Sources

"E. Caldwell Spruce, Leeds." Leodis:A Photographic Archive of Leeds. Web. 20 July 2011 (This site has a photograph of Spruce in his studio).

"Yorkshire Bank, Leeds." British Listed Buildings. Web. 20 July 2011.


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