Walter W. Thomas

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For the Liverpool architect with a similar name, see Walter Aubrey Thomas
Walter W. Thomas
Born April 1849
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died 30 October 1912 (aged 63)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Occupation Architect
Buildings Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Liverpool

Walter William Thomas (April 1849 – 30 October 1912) was a British architect who practised in Liverpool, and who specialised in designing public houses in the city.

His most notable work is the Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Hope Street. This was built in about 1898–1900 for the brewer Robert Cain, and is considered to be "of exceptional quality in national terms".[1] It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[2]

In 1907, he designed the Vines, a public house in Lime Street, Liverpool, also for Cains;[3] this is also listed at Grade II*.[4]

In addition, it is thought that he designed Audley House in London Road, a shop for Owen Owen,[5] houses surrounding Sefton Park,[6] and that he made additions to the Brook House public house in Smithdown Road.[7]