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Town Hall Colonnade

Dating back to1822, Francis Goodwin designed the façade of Manchester's first Town Hall on King Street. However the building wasn't big enough to deal with the speed of Manchester's boom, and a new Town Hall (the one we know today) was built. The original building was finally demolished in 1912, but a public campaign managed to save the iconic Colonnade and each of its elements. All of it, from the sandstone volutes of its ionic columns to its largest slabs of stone, was carried north toward Heaton Park to be carefully reassembled in its current place.

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