Monday, 1 July 2013

Onward Chambers: Market Street Facade

In Kelly's 1914 Directory, Onward Chambers at 34 Market Street was listed as being the offices of the Brittanic Assurance Co. In 2011 it was home to the restaurant, "Taste of India" - see Hyde DP Xtra.

When I took this photograph a few weeks ago, the restaurant signage had been removed but a notice in the window declared that "Am-Maa's Tearooms" was now opened. When I went past a few days ago I noticed that the old "Taste of India" signage had been re-erected but covered over with a banner saying "Am-maa's". The restaurant shares the three-storyed redbrick building, on the corner of Cross Street, with "Pound Zone".

A contribution to the CDPB theme day Facade.


  1. I'm wondering about the apartment on the third floor—it looks like it could use some new windows.

  2. I like the fact that it is a multi use building.

  3. it's a beautiful old building...what is pound zone?

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  5. Love that this old building is getting current use. Over here we would call that shop a 'dollar store'.