Royal Insurance Building, Liverpool


Royal Insurance Building, Liverpool

Infobox Historic building



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name=Royal Insurance Building
location_town=Liverpool
location_country=England
latitude=53.4075
longitude=-2.9892
architect=James Francis Doyle
client=
engineer=
construction_start_date=1897
completion_date=1903
date_demolished=
cost=
structural_system=Steel frame
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The Royal Insurance Building, Dale Street, Liverpool, England was built between 1897 and 1903. The architect was J Francis Doyle. It is a Grade II* listed building.

The building's steel frame structure may have been the first such steel frame in the UK.Fact|date=April 2008 It is finished with an Edwardian Baroque façade of granite and Portland stone, and an elaborate allegorical frieze by the sculptor C.J. Allen.

The building has been derelict since the 1990s and has featured as part of the Liverpool Echo Stop the Rot campaign. It is also on the Buildings at Risk Register.

External links

* [http://www.liverpoolarchitecture.com/tours/buildings/building.php?id=31 Liverpool Architecture]
* [http://www.liverpoolworldheritage.com/castlestreet.asp Liverpool World Heritage Bid]
* [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/liverpoolecho/campaigns/stoptherot/ Stop the Rot campaign]
*IoE|359162
*EHbarName|Royal+Insurance


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