Crosshall Street side:
Pics courtesy of Wormella - Thanks
When all the scaffold comes off I'm going to get some pictures of there myself.
Smashing photographs Kev.
Just shows you what there is to see when you stop and look. I never noticed those carvings before.
Thanks! The Photos are mine.
I pass the building all the time but it's always been covered with scaffolding.
I was amazed at the detail of them. I'd love to know who the heads that surround the tops of the wondows are.
I can't find any mention but they go around the entier building.
Situated on Dale Street with a long facade on Crosshall Street, this large commercial building was built in 1879 of Mona limestone from Anglesey.
It's a truly Welsh building as it was designed by Richard Owens who specialised in Welsh chapels (at least 250 of them). The builder was David Roberts of Abergele. There are Wise Owls and also Welsh dragons clingling to the cornerstones.
On the Crosshall Street side can be seen two lion-like creatures and another wearing a loin cloth, not very Welsh.
Protected from the weather under overhanging stonework, and still in pristine condition, is a set of 31 beautiful carved heads. Although said to represent kings and queens of Wales, some of them appear to depict famous lay folk of the day.
Information from Well, I never noticed that! Part Two - The decoration of the Buildings of Liverpool and Bootle.
Originally Posted by Wormella
oops ! Sorry Wormella - I didn't see your name at the bottom of that post.
They are great pics.
Hey, that's interesting info. it should be in the Welsh community thread.Originally Posted by A.D.Williams
Must tell my other half about this building. He's from Welsh stock.