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Moved text[edit]

What follows has been moved from the main page. It was written by an inexperienced editor (his/her only contribution) in good faith, but is unreferenced, not wikified, and it reads like a cut-and-paste extract. If it can be properly referenced and presented in the accepted style, it can of course be returned to the main page. --Peter I. Vardy (talk) 14:20, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

I think I've found where it comes from: it is indeed a copy-and-paste, and basically a copyvio of a blog: see here. Hassocks5489 (Floreat Hova!) 14:04, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
As copyvio, it should not be on WP, IMO not even on a talk page, so I've deleted it. --Peter I. Vardy (talk) 22:52, 23 November 2013 (UTC)it also contains an internal shopping arcade and the entrance to an underground station.

I question whether there is an underground station in India Buildings. In fact I am sure there is no underground station there. I used to work in this building and I never saw any evidence of a station. The building which does have a station is the building in St James Street which is adjacent to what was formerly the headquarters building of The White Star Line, owners of the Titanic. (See the Wiki entry for Albion House). Garstonboy (talk) 18:33, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Singular or plural?[edit]

The History section begins "India Buildings was built ...", but then goes on to say "India buildings were sold to an Irish company ...". Why is it called India Buildings anyway, if there's just the one building? I also agree with Garstonboy about the claim that there's an underground station, highly dubious. Eric Corbett 19:26, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I agree that the (plural) title is odd, but that is how it is given in the three book sources I have, in the National Heritage List for England, and even in the two newspaper articles. It does make it awkward in writing the article when, as you say, it is just one building. (I used the singular; another editor used the plural when he added the stuff about the fraud.) There is no underground station IN the building, but according to the sources there is the ENTRANCE to James Street Station; it is included as part of the listing (see the title), and in the Pevsner Architectural Guides it says it has "access to the James Street underground station"; also see the penultimate paragraph (and more) in the NHLE description. This is up to date, as the building(s) have/has just been promoted from Grade II to II* with an updated description. (Don't blame the editor; blame the sources!) --Peter I. Vardy (talk) 21:19, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
The inference is that plural was used because the edifice replaced what was originally two city blocks, with the Holt arcade representing the missing street. http://www.c20society.org.uk/news/india-buildings-liverpool-upgraded-to-grade-ii/ RodCrosby (talk) 11:14, 29 November 2013 (UTC)