Everard's Printing Works
|Former Everard's Printing Works|
|Town or city||Bristol|
|Design and construction|
It was built in 1900 by Henry Williams, with the Pre-Raphaelite art nouveau style facade by William Neatby, who was the chief designer for Doulton and Co., as the main works for the printer Edward Everard. It has a triple archway design on the ground floor with two on the first floor and four on the upper floor. Above them is a female figure symbolising Light and Truth. The arches were to reflect the Church of St John the Baptist a little further along Broad Street.
Most the red brick building was demolished in 1970 but the arts and crafts facade was preserved as it is the largest decorative Carrara marble tile facade of its kind in Britain. The contributions of William Morris and Johannes Gutenberg to printing and literature are celebrated in the design. Behind each figure are typefaces representing their work. After the demolition of the rest of the building the facade was incorporated into a new building which is used as offices by the NatWest bank.
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