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    Default Alfred Waterhouse Architect

    One of the best known British 19th C Architects. Born in Aigburth

    Locally in Liverpool designed many well known buildings including the old Royal Infirmary

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    The Turner Memorial Home in the Dingle is one of the buildings by Waterhouse. See --

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    Alfred Waterhouse was renowned for his ability to transform the Victorian urban environment. Born in Liverpool in 1830, he was best known for his work on the Natural History Museum in London. Designed in a Romanesque style he was widely acknowledged to have re-inspired use of the unpopular material terracotta with his ornate decoration on the interior and exterior of the building. Critics use it as an example of the attention to detail which characterised his work. The museum still houses more than 130 exquisite pencil drawings of Waterhouse's original designs. He started practising in Manchester after winning a competition to design the town hall and assize courts in the 1850's and 60's in his distinctive Gothic-style.

    In 1884 building work was completed on the romantic style of the Gothic Revival and "The Turner Memorial Home of Rest for Chronic Sufferers" opened its doors for the first residents. In accordance with the trust the Home is for men only and this continues to present day. Anne Turner endowed a generous trust fund and personally supervised the running of the Home until her death in 1905.
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