Photo essay: Building is cultural icon in heart of Leeds

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It is one of the country’s finest Victorian buildings – and it’s right here for us to enjoy in Leeds.

The Grade I listed Corn Exchange on Call Lane is one of only three in the country which still operates in its traditional capacity as a centre for trade.

PIC: Callum Ronan

PIC: Callum Ronan

The building, designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and completed in 1864, holds tremendous significance both as an architectural masterpiece and cultural icon, championing the very best in creative, innovative and independent retail enterprises.

It hosts a number of special events including one today for Heritage Open Days weekend.

Visitors will be able to go inside and see a collaborative exhibition from the Corn Exchange and Leeds Gallery, showcasing a number of antique images of in and around this fascinating building.

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