31 March 2016

The Temple of Arts, Blackpool

 'The Temple
of Arts

One of the oldest surviving buildings in the
town centre.
Built in 1847 it became John Eastman's Temple
of Arts photographic studio in 1853, said to
have been the first in Blackpool.
The outer wall was originally adorned by three
carved figures – 'The Three Graces', Faith,
Love and charity. Created by the artist
Samuel Wood they were subsequently hidden
for many years until uncovered in 1976.
Sadly they were damaged during building
renovation in 1988 and were replaced by
a plastic replica.'

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