The Brazennose Club was at 19 Brazennose Street way back when this pedestrianised and quiet little street off Albert Square was a bustling thoroughfare. William Fisher (1831-1910) moved to Manchester from London and was manager or proprietor of several pubs in town, including the Brazennose Club from 1877-1881 . Twenty-odd years earlier than William's time, the premises was John Barlow's joinery . Today number 19 is Philpotts sandwich shop. In the 1960s the famous Twisted Wheel club was across the road from the old Brazennose Club's location, and today the street is notable for Lincoln Square and its statues of Princess Diana and of course Abraham Lincoln himself (roughly where the Brazennose Club would have been).
Brazennose Street, 1961. (c) www.manchesteronline.co.uk.
1. Personal communication, Gaynor Browne, William Fisher's great granddaughter-in-law.
2. Manchester City Centre 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2008).