Fowler's Buildings, Liverpool

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Fowler’s Buildings, Victoria Street frontage

Fowler’s Buildings is the title of offices and a warehouse located at 3–9 Victoria Street and 1–3 Temple Lane. Liverpool, England. They were constructed in two phases between 1865 and 1869,[1] for the Fowler brothers, who were produce dealers, and were designed by the local architect J. A. Picton.[2] The whole structure is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The style of the Victoria Street frontage is freely adapted from Italian Renaissance architecture.[2] It has three storeys and a basement, and is in nine bays. The basement is rusticated. Along the exterior of the principal floor are eight polished granite Tuscan columns. The floor above this has windows with "curvy" surrounds, which are almost Baroque in style.[1][2] Along the top floor are round-headed windows.[1] At the summit of the building is a cornice, and a segmental pediment surmounted by an urn.[3] The warehouse extends behind the offices along Temple Lane, and is constructed in polychromic brick. It is in five storeys with a basement, and has 14 bays.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e English Heritage, "Fowler's Buildings, Liverpool (1063294)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 November 2012 
  2. ^ a b c 3–9 Victoria Street, Liverpool, Looking at Buildings, retrieved 25 November 2012 
  3. ^ a b Sharples, Joseph; Pollard, Richard (2004), Liverpool, Pevsner Architectural Guides, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 21, 165, ISBN 0-300-10258-5 

Coordinates: 53°24′24″N 2°59′18″W / 53.4067°N 2.9883°W / 53.4067; -2.9883