On one of my recent trips for the RPS Bleeding London Project I photographed Pindar Street and had planned to also take Pindar Passage and Pindar Plaza.
I found Pindar Street easily and then tried, unsuccessfully, to locate Pindar Passage and Pindar Plaza, which aren’t in the A-Z. I did find a reference to Pindar Plaza, which is now represented by a sketch of a face in bright coloured steel referenced as EYE-I by Bruce McLean, which is located at 199 Bishopsgate. It would be my guesstimate that both Pindar Plaza and Pindar Passage have been knocked down and incorporated into the Bishopsgate complex/Exchange Square.
I contacted Bruce Hunt (of The Hunt House) once more, who informed me that Pindar Street once ran all the way from where it is now, parallel with Primrose Street to Bishopsgate, at the site of Sir Paul Pindar’s house. He couldn’t find any old reference to a Pindar Passage or a Pindar Plaza, although he thought that these might well have been part of a pedestrian only link from Bishopsgate to Pindar Street and possibly the names were planned for the development but rejected by the Post Office as superfluous.
It would now seem that the once Pindar Passage and Pindar Plaza are part of this complex. However, if anyone else has another story, I would love to hear it.