Photo By D J Norton

The New Birmingham c. 1964

Project 23

High Street
1964 Status
2014 Status
Crooke & Riley/Levi's

This building was constructed for Crooke and Riley Ltd., a jewellers, goldsmiths and pawn brokers and was completed in early 1962.  Fifty years later the shop was occupied by Levi's.

Crooke & Riley, 1963

Crooke & Riley were based in the central building to the right of Hiltons, seen above in 1963.  Photo by John Ball, reproduced here with thanks.

Site of Crooke & Riley, June 2014

Okay - I admit I photographed the wrong building...  Crooke and Riley were in the Levi's shop on the right.  I'll get a new picture next time I'm in the city centre!