Abbey Buildings was one of three blocks of flats built in the early 1930s following the demolition of a number of old insanitary properties in St Mary's Avenue, Howard Street and Knox Street, between Chester Street and Priory Street. Photos of the flats seem hard to come by; the best I can manage is grainy sections of three aerial views of the area, plus one decent shot from the mid-1940s.
The first pic shows the three blocks in 1934 shortly after they were built; St Mary's Avenue Flats at left, Howard Street Flats in the centre, and Abbey Buildings at right, with the County Arms Pub
sandwiched in between the last two. The other two aerial shots show the same area in early 1962, with Abbey Buildings now overlooking the end of Laird
's new Princess Dry Dock.The fourth picture is looking down St Mary's Gate from Chester Street, with Abbey Buildings just right of centre.