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Harris Institute owners move to squash ‘for sale’ rumours

The Harris Institute today Pic: Preston Digital Archive A grade-II listed building in Preston city centre was the subject of speculation about its future in the last 24-hours. The Harris Institute, in Avenham Lane, is currently standing empty […]

4 weeks ago
Future of The Harris Institute in Avenham to be consulted on

Proposals drawn up by Studio John Bridge are to be showcased within the building itself during November 8.

6 months ago
Community campaign hopes dashed as Grade II Harris Institute sold to private company

The Grade II listed Harris Institute in Avenham has been bought by a private company. The news means the campaign set up to bring the empty building back into use […]

10 months ago
Crowdfunder launched to save Preston’s Grade II listed Harris Institute

A group set up to save the Grade II listed Harris Institute – School of Art building has launched a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of bringing the building back […]

11 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Early Victorian Preston, a new nirvana?

Avenham Walks in the 18th century Pic: Preston Digital Archive The new Victorian age began in 1837. It was a time of rapid progress in science and technology. Victoria’s reign lasted into the 20th century and saw massive changes. The […]

12 months ago
Campaign to save the Harris Institute as iconic Preston building goes up for sale

One of Preston’s most iconic buildings is up for sale. The Harris Institute School of Art has been listed at ÂŁ350,000 and a group of local people has set out […]

1 year ago
Preston improvement societies of the Victorian age, education for the masses

The Harris Institute today Pic: Preston Digital Archive In the 19th century Preston boasted a large number of improvement societies. As working hours gradually reduced, more and more intellectual societies grew up in the town. These societies later […]

1 year ago
Edmund Robert Harris, Preston’s enigma, benefactor and philanthropist

Edmund Robert Harris Pic: The Harris Perhaps the best known Prestonian is Edmund Robert Harris. He was born in 1804 and died in 1877, a wealthy man who bequeathed his massive fortune to the town. Edmund […]

2 years ago
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