Catherine Mawer - Leeds, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.848 W 001° 32.707
30U E 595826 N 5961969
Quick Description: This blue plaque on the wall of the former Leek and Westbourne Building Society commemorates Catherine Mawer, a sculptor whose carvings can be found on this building.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/10/2020 7:02:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM126CD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:


The stone carvings on this building include work by
this master sculptor and astute businesswoman,
who successfully ran the family stoneyard
on Great George Street.
Her work includes the Corinthian capitals and
ornamental roof turrets on Leeds Town Hall.
She also carved the listed Mawer
memorial in Woodhouse.

The building has a number of fine carvings. These include the building society coat of arms above the entrance and a number of carved heads alongside the side wall on Commercial Street.

These days the bottom floor of the building is a Starbucks Coffee house and the upper floors are offices.
Blue Plaque managing agency: Leeds Civic Trust

Individual Recognized: Catherine Mawer

Physical Address:
Corner of Albion Street and Commercial Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Web Address: Not listed

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