Dramatic changes are also visible just up Shudehill at the intersection of Swan Street.
Looking up Hanover Street from Shudehill. Today the skyline is dominanted by the ultra-modern CIS Tower.
And just a block up Hanover Street, this time looking down Riga Street. You can see this building in the last photo. A lot of buildings have been removed and the roads straightened out.
Men outside the Rising Sun Hotel and Concert Room.
A mounted policeman observes traffic at the corner of Oldham and Ancoats. The small windshield on the car is a reminder of how uncomfortable an experience driving once was, especially in inclement weather. Shortly after this photo was taken fully enclosed cabs on cars became the standard.
A postcard of Oldham Street shows the degree to which many buildings have been preserved. And of course we can see how dramatically women's fashions have changed over the course of a century.
People cross the street along Oldham Street, a shot taken a few metres back from where the previous postcard image was taken. Though both this image and the previous postcard are dated to 1900, it is clear that this photograph is older as the rather plain buildings on the left have been demolished and replaced with the more ornate Victorian style building.
Heavily laden carts roll into Shudehill Market on a busy day. After the Second World War, bomb damage and declining interest led the market eventually to close and much of it was demolished. Today the area has been redeveloped as a high-end condo and shopping district, and only part of the market's facade on the left remains.