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    There is a building at 61 Lord Street with Talk Talk on the ground floor and Rococo Coffee shop on the first. I was wondering if you might know anything of its history?
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    It's a lovely building isn't it. It reminds me of something Swiss or Austrian.

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    Hi Arterial, and welcome to Yo!

    61 [Venice Chambers] Lord Street on the corner with Doran's Lane.

    Described as a "gothic parapet and yellow and white glazed brickwork in lozenge patterns a la Doge's Palace, 1882 by [architect] Edmund Kirby." From Liverpool, Joseph Sharples.

    In 1911 it was a collection of different offices under one roof including: solicitors, printers, accountants, professor of French, architect, watchmaker, estate agents, tailors, refreshment caterers, shirt & collar depot hosiers [but no candle-stick maker] dissappointed.

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    I'm sure there is a story,of some kind of "hellfire" club,that was based somewhere, in that building!?

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    Ha, you could be right there Steve, . Office chambers similar to this were popular all over the city.


    I've just realised Rococo - the cafe. Last time I was there they had other businesses on the upper floor and were still advertising for rental space there. So the building's use hasn't changed much in 99 years [1911 Kelly's].

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