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 (their website includes some fab photos from the 50s-60s, including the long-forgotten sight of cars parked in Exhibition Square).
The art school already occupied one side of the art gallery, and later expanded to use part of these buildings behind it. Many thanks to John C, a former student, for the illustration. The areas used by York Art School are marked in orange.