This fine looking building on the corner of Deansgate / Jackson's Row and Deansgate / Lloyd Street is Elliot House, temporary home to the City Library while Central Library us refurbished. It used to house the Manchester Registry Office and the Education Department, having been designed by Royle and Bennett in 1878 in red brick, terracotta and sandstone . The temporary library apparently boasts a bigger local history section, must take a look one day... Before Elliot House, on the corner of Deansgate and Jackson's Row (above; and far right below) was the Fox Tavern, managed in the 1850s by John Cleasley .
Elliot House, Deansgate. (c) manchesterlitlist.
2. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).