Jubilee Street - then and now

Photo:Jubilee Street c.1977

Jubilee Street c.1977

Photo by Rob Stephenson

Photo:Another view of Jubilee Street c.1977

Another view of Jubilee Street c.1977

Photo by Rob Stephenson

Photo:Church Street and King Street c.1977

Church Street and King Street c.1977

Photo by Rob Stephenson

Photo:Shoesmith & Sons, Jubilee Place, Jubilee Street c.1950

Shoesmith & Sons, Jubilee Place, Jubilee Street c.1950

Photo by kind permission of Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Muscums Brighton & Hove

Photo:Jubilee Street 1957

Jubilee Street 1957

Photo by kind permission of Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Muscums Brighton & Hove

Photo:Jubilee Street roofs c.1957

Jubilee Street roofs c.1957

Photo:The Jubilee site 'temporary' carpark, that lasted for more than 30 years

The Jubilee site 'temporary' carpark, that lasted for more than 30 years

Photo:Advert for Assembly Rooms, Jubilee Street, 1890s

Advert for Assembly Rooms, Jubilee Street, 1890s

Photo:Modern street sign

Modern street sign

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:The corner of Jubilee Street and Church Street in the 21st century

The corner of Jubilee Street and Church Street in the 21st century

Photo:Jubilee Street in the 21st century

Jubilee Street in the 21st century

Photo:Another view of 21st century Jubilee Street looking north

Another view of 21st century Jubilee Street looking north

Photo by Maureen Brand

Photo:The Jubilee Library and Jubilee Square

The Jubilee Library and Jubilee Square

Photos through the ages

Here are some photos of Jubilee Street through the ages.

Taken around 1977

The first three photos were taken around 1977. The first two of Jubilee Street were taken from the 'temporary' carpark created whem the west side of the street and part of Regent Street were demolished in the 1960s. The carpark in fact stayed there for more than 30 years but then at last the current Jubilee Street and Jubilee Square were built.

The third photo shows the buildings just east of the King Street junction on Church Street. You can see the steel cable pulling over half the gable in the picture.

Taken in the 1950s

The next two photos were commissioned by the Environmental Health Department of Brighton Borough Council in the 1950s. They formed part of a visual record of areas considered for slum clearance. Jubilee Street was acquired by the Council as part of the Regent Street Compulsory Purchase Order of 1957. However, although demolition of many of these buildings began in the 1950s, the site remained derelict for several decades, as mentioned above.

Jubilee Street and Jubilee Square in the 21st century

Eventually the Jubilee site was completely redesigned with a new Jubilee Street and with Jubilee Square housing the new Jubilee Library.


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 211, July/August 2011]




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