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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #21
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Details from one of the two gothic houses on the otherwise classical Percy St.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #22
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The Art Nouveau, beaten copper door of the Unitarian Church,Ullet Rd, Grade 1.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #23
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Wonder if this will survive the renovations in the library
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #24
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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #25
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The carved balcony brackets on the former Conservative Club,Sir Thomas St.Like the Municipal Buildings opposite, there's a french influence to this building. I wonder if the carved cockerels on the brackets are a light hearted touch? very well carved anyway
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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #26
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The Swedish Church, Park Lane,1880's. The church was designed by W.D.Caroe, who was born and raised in Blundellsands, his father was the Danish Consul in Liverpool. In the photo of the spire,(which is wooden with lead covering) part of the carved frame is visible. Personally i think this is a nod to the Scandanavian Stave (wooden) church. Nice touch.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #27
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Princes Rd Synagogue.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #28
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92 Bold St.This is one of those often overlooked buildings that rewards you if you just look above street level. It has Egyptian columns on the second storey and classical Greek mouldings and motifs on the first floor, well worth a look.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #29
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Bold Street has some fantastic buildings if you look high up, its a shame really its so thin as it makes it harder to get a real good view of them unlike the buildings down on Lord Street and Church St
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I agree, Bold St has every architectural style from the last 200 years. It's a Georgian St and although a lot of the buildings have been remodelled or replaced it hasn't been widened,unlike Church St.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #31
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A detail rather than architecture,this plaque is on the Lime St frontage of Lewis's. The Liverpool area was a major clock and watchmaking centre in the 18th and 19th centuries. As well as the city itself, Prescot and Ormskirk were of national significance.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #32
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Bold St has to be the most architecturally eclectic street in Liverpool. North John St has a broad variety of styles and periods but it can't quite match Bold St. Below is a pic of Fidel's gaff on Bold St


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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #33
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The Arts and Crafts on Bold St.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #34
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Bold St, the Queen Anne revival. What's impressive about this building is the attention to detail, smaller bricks are used, 18thc size.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #35
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Got my hair cut in that place earlier today. Friendly chap, didn't take long - I asked essentially for "a haircut" - recommended.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #36
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The barbers that is (hey, another Fidel ref.), not Sarah Daly Hair Studio. Sheesh.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #37
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More Bold St trivia...News from Nowhere and William Morris, i like that one
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 11:00 PM   #38
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Considering most people who visit this thread will have at least a passing interest in architecture,some less acquainted with the various styles,orders and motifs than others. In that vein i thought i'd start to show and explain some architectural features that are commonly seen across the city. Classical is the predominant architectural stlye in the city centre,this style persisted longer in Liverpool than most other British cities,it wasn't really until the 1870's that Gothic got a foothold but even by then the city was reluctant to abandon classicism.
The four main classical orders are: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite, Tuscan is another but was not often employed(the Dock Traffic Office at the Albert Dock being the most notable example of the Tuscan order) The Corinthian and Ionic orders were the most popular styles in 19thc Liverpool,the best examples are St George's Hall and the William Brown St group. Then comes Doric (Albert Dock) and finally Composite which is quite rare.
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The fluted Greek Doric columns of Gambier Terrace. Fluting is the concave channel running down the column. Greek Doric columns don't have any base. Roman Doric columns resemble the Greek but have a base, Rodney St has good examples of Roman Doric.

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The fluted Ionic columns of Catherine St. The Ionic column has a scroll or volute to its capital(head of the column) This was the chosen style for much of Canning and many public buildings.
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