Paragon Project: Building Research.

Paragon Square is situated on Ferensway ( formally Brook street ) opposite the Royal Station Hotel and Paragon Station in Hull. The buildings around Paragon Square have under gone several changes within the last hundred years and the dominant building in the area is the House of Fraser building ( formally Hammonds of Hull ). The building that exists today was built in the 1950’s to replace the Hammonds building that was destroyed in 1941 during the the bombing raids of World War 2.

6The Hammonds building in Paragon Square on opening day in 1916.

7The Hammonds building during construction, shown here in June 1914. This photograph will be used as a reference on which to base a 3D model of the Paragon Square area upon.

5The Hammonds building today.

Images from: Hammonds of Hull: A Store of Good Things for Family and Home. By John Markham. and Google Maps.

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