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    I thought it interesting that this building, which now houses Marks and Spencers on Church Street had the American coat of arms on its southwestern corner and the British coat of arms on the southeastern corner. The coat of arms in the center of the building looked Spanish or else other European. Does anyone have an answer for the use of these varied architectural devices on the same building? Any information appreciated!




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    The mesh covering the building during renovation is more obvious, because of the sunlight, in the second shot.

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    Another old architectural remainder shot while I was in Liverpool a couple of weeks ago. The southeastern corner of Williamson Square. Is this the entrance to what used to be George Henry Lee's?

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    Mark and Spencer was Compton House, and the upper floors were the Compton Hotel, which - in 1867 - replaced an earlier similar establishment which was a great favourite with our friends across the sea.

    Yes, Lees was indeed George Henry Lee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Mark and Spencer was Compton House, and the upper floors were the Compton Hotel, which - in 1867 - replaced an earlier similar establishment which was a great favourite with our friends across the sea.

    Yes, Lees was indeed George Henry Lee.
    Thank you for that information, Philip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    I thought it interesting that this building, which now houses Marks and Spencers on Church Street had the American coat of arms on its southwestern corner and the British coat of arms on the southeastern corner. The coat of arms in the center of the building looked Spanish or else other European. Does anyone have an answer for the use of these varied architectural devices on the same building? Any information appreciated!





    The mesh covering the building during renovation is more obvious, because of the sunlight, in the second shot.

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    hi Chris..interestingly the mesh on most of the buildings around liverpool is to stop pigeons from fouling the buildings...i used to work in the old littlewoods so i was well informed of all the latest pigeon news haha

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    What was the Compton House part of the building anyone? Was it a shop?

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