Looking at Buildings

, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Sunday 20th October 2019

Imperial Buildings

terracottaGlossary Term [1], manufactured by Gibbs & Canning who had supplied the terracottaGlossary Term [2] for Alfred Waterhouse’s Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London. Glazed terracottaGlossary Term [3] was a popular material in Victorian cities because of its supposed ability to remain clean by throwing off soot and dirt. Statues of female figures representing Commerce and Industry stand sentinel below the corner dome. In the 1990s the entire block of which Imperial Buildings forms part was transformed into offices for Liverpool City Council, and given the name Millennium House. The architects for this were Falconer Chester.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009