The Friday Photo
Curzon Street Station by Clare Overton Lewis
I’ve decided that my first Friday Photo should be of Curzon Street Station, situated on the Eastside. Built in the early 19th Century, the entrance building that still exists is Roman-inspired and looks very classical with its tall pillars. It was the first city centre railway station but it was soon superseded by New Street Station which was built more centrally. It was a goods-only station for most of its existence and eventually closed in 1966. This picture is taken from the rear of the building to set it against the cityscape. There are plans to re-open a station at Curzon Street as part of the new HS2 service. It will be interesting to see how they incorporate the old building.
Simon Buteux April 5, 2013
I think this might be my favourite Birmingham building, of great historical significance, and you have captured its present bleak setting wonderfully. What will be the future for Curzon Street Station?
Karina March 29, 2013
Have often wondered what that building was when travelling into New Street by train. Thanks for the information.
Suzanne March 29, 2013
Great to see a different angle to this building. Fab Friday Photo!
suzieblue March 29, 2013
love how you have captured the elegant old building standing proudly against the modern city scape. I hope they start using it again soon.