The Florence Institute affectionately known as 'The Florrie' celebrated its official re-opening on 18 July 2012. Closed for over 20 years, the 19th-century Jacobean-style building in Toxteth is the oldest surviving purpose-built youth clubs in the UK.

Probably designed by H W Keef, it was built in 1889 by Sir Bernard Hall, a West Indies merchant, Alderman and former Mayor of Liverpool. His daughter Florence died while in Paris at the age of 22 and he built this boys' club as a memorial and tribute to her at his sole expense.


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