Former Adelphi Hotel, Newton Street (formerly Port Street). (c) googlemaps.
In the 1800s the lower part of today's Newton Street was actually a continuation of Port Street and on the corner with Piccadilly was the Adelphi Hotel . Also facing onto Back Piccadilly, the Adelphi was one of Manchester's first railway hotels, but unlike its neighbour, the Queens Hotel opposite, the Adelphi was an expensive failure and closed in 1845, just 5 years after being built .
Adelphi Hotel, Piccadilly. (c) Alan Godfrey Maps .
The Adelphi was still in use until very recently as Lloyds Bank , and in the last few years as Massimo clothing outlet, which has also closed as shown in the googlemaps shots. The Piccadilly Tavern is next door to the old Adelphi Hotel.
Former Adelphi Hotel, Piccadilly. (c) googlemaps.
1. Manchester (Piccadilly) 1849, Alan Godfrey Maps (2009).