Monday 19 March 2012: Connaught Rooms
I left it a little too late in the day to get a fully illuminated frontage, but this still gives a decent impression of the neo-classical former Masonic Hall, now known as the Connaught Rooms, that makes up 32,34 and 36 Manningham Lane, Bradford.
It's a Grade II Listed Building, designed by Ross and Briggs and built in 1926-28 for the Bradford Masonic Association.
In recent years it's been used as a backdrop for the Red Riding TV adaptation.
One notable thing about the online images of the building, is that the two commercial premises at street level seem different in each one. For example, see @atoach's far superior shot (including expertly cloned out lamp post) from 2009.
The two large lions next to the entrance are a rather tacky recent addition.
stone temple ~ pillars ~ of the lodge