Marygate Centre

August 2011

Education Committee sign – Marygate Centre. Photo: Boba Low

Rusted York Education Committee plaque. Photo by Boba Low.

Behind the art gallery are dilapidated buildings seen as an eyesore, with no obvious ‘history’. They are soon to be demolished.

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Former WMC, and Tuke family home

June 2011

Former Lawrence St WMC, and Tuke family home, June 2011

I’d forgotten all about this building on Lawrence Street, and it seems I’m not the only one. It looks generally forgotten. Its rather desolate appearance confronted me as I left the More …

York School of Art

Plan highlighting buildings used by York School of Art. Many thanks to John C.

The former service hostel buildings behind York Art Gallery were used after the war as the Marygate Centre, for further education and evening classes. A section was used by York School of Art. The art school already occupied one side of the art gallery, and later expanded to use part of these buildings behind it. Plan by John C.

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16 February 2009

Anne Middleton's Hotel (former almshouse), figure above doorway

Bust of Mary Wandesford, Wandesford House, Bootham, York

These carved figures, both of women, occupy niches above doors of historic buildings in York. On the … More …