- Hugh Hollinghurst
15th April 2024
By the 19th century, the volume of trade passing through Liverpool was bringing massive wealth to the city. Major buildings constructed in the city in this century reflected this wealth. At the same time, many buildings were also catering for the flood of people coming into Liverpool from around the world. In this book local author Hugh Hollinghurst celebrates the Victorian heritage of Liverpool, through its buildings. Although some of these buildings have been lost today, much of Victorian Liverpool remains and is a vital part of the city. As well as well-known landmarks and public buildings, there are buildings in the docks, warehouses, commercial and industrial buildings, banks, shipping company headquarters, insurance offices, churches, hospitals, gaols, courts, railway lines and stations, museums, libraries and university buildings, waterworks, missions, parks and gardens and individual houses from that era. The author also covers Victorian buildings in Liverpool that are no longer standing. The book is illustrated throughout.
All those interested in the history of Liverpool will find this a fascinating exploration of the Victorian heritage of this city.