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    The Albion House, James Street, Liverpool, England, was built between 1896 and 1898. Designed by architects Richard Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle, it was built for the Ismay, Imrie and Company shipping company, which later became the White Star Line. After White Star merged with Cunard Line the headquarters remained at Albion House until 1927. The building is situated on the corner of The Strand and James Street. The facade is constructed from white Portland stone and red brick. In 1912, when news of the disaster of the Titanic reached the offices, the officials were too afraid to leave the building, and instead read the names of the deceased from the balcony. During World War II, the gable was damaged and was later rebuilt in the late 1940s.

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    Due to its distinctive brickwork, it is locally known as the "streaky bacon" building.

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    A couple from a few years ago.




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    The original Scotland Yard building in London was very similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    The original Scotland Yard building in London was very similar.
    For comparison, here is the Norman Shaw Building, then New Scotland Yard on the Thames Embankment, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, as shown in a view from the 1890's:

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