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    Hi gregs dad

    Great photographs of Victoria Hall at the University of Liverpool, gregs dad. I have never been in there, only seen the building from the outside. When I saw your photographs though it reminded me of the Manchester Museum, not surprisingly because the same architect was responsible for both: Alfred Waterhouse. The dates for Victoria Hall by Waterhouse are 1889-1892 (same year my grandad was born, 1892 that is) while the Manchester museum building was opened to the public in 1890. Waterhouse also designed Manchester's Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London.

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    Just to add, in Liverpool, he also did the Prudential Building in Dale Street and the North Western Hotel opposite St George's Hall. Due to his love of red bricks and tiles, he got the nickname, Waterhouse Slaughterhouse. I'm not sure if he didn't also do the Royal Infirmary - can't quite remember.

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    Yes he did.Also the George Holt building in Ashton St,next door but one to the Vic.Barclays Bank in Woolton Village is another one.There are a lot of the same details on the Holt and Barclays buildings.His daughter also worked here as a pain in the ar**,sorry I ment an architect.

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    Two notes of trivia:

    It is from this building that the term 'Red Brick University' was coined.

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    The food in the cafe is bloody lovely.

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