Leeds 1928

1928    October 5th. Announced in The Observer that Lewis’s of Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham had acquired a site of over 5,000 square yards, next to the new street that the Corporation proposes to cut through the city centre. Of modern design in keeping with the proposals of Sir Reginald Blomfield. Cost of site £150,000 and total cost £750,000. The director of Lewis’s, Mr F J Marquis stated that it was the new road that made the founder Mr David Lewis decide to invest, the Board being “enormously impressed by the enterprise of the Leeds Corporation to construct a new road right through the centre of the town”