Pilgrim Street

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    "View shows the Odeon Cinema building (built for Paramount in 1931 as an American style super-cinema with a Wurlitzer organ, orchestra and Tiller Girls). The Northumberland & Newcastle Society are currently campaigning to preserve the building, which has one of the best Art Deco interiors in Europe. There is another view here [[1695200]] Tyne and Wear HER(6449): Newcastle, Pilgrim Street, Odeon Cinema (Paramount) http://www.twsitelines.info Beyond the cinema is a modern office block, Commercial Union House, part of which straddles the east side of the street, probably part of the 1960s master plan to ruin the City Centre. Pilgrim Street may be the oldest road in Newcastle. Its name is connected with the pilgrims who passed along it and through the Pilgrim Gate in the town walls, to visit St. Mary's Chapel in Jesmond. Tyne and Wear HER(6490): Newcastle, Pilgrim Street http://www.twsitelines.info The Pilgrim Gate, situated at the north end of Pilgrim Street, was demolished in 1802. Newcastle Libraries has an engraving from 1786 here http://www.flickr.com/photos/newcastlelibraries/4090512201/ Tyne and Wear HER(1549): Newcastle town wall, Pilgrim Street Gate http://www.twsitelines.info" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1679251
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 620 times
    Picture Taken: 2010-01-24
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