SP0686 : Birmingham Council House

taken 12 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

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Birmingham Council House
Birmingham Council House
The morning sunshine picks out the architectural detail on the Council House (not to be confused with the adjacent Town Hall) in Victoria Square.

The Council House was designed by Yeoville Thomason and built between 1874 and 1879 at a total cost was 163,000. The front, seen here, has a pediment showing Britannia receiving the manufacturers of Birmingham. When it was being built there were long arguments as to whether it should be called The Municipal Hall, Council House, or Guildhall. It is now a Grade II listed building, used for all Council and most Committee meetings.
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Saturday, 20 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 20 January, 2007
Building of civic importance   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 066 869 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.7992N 1:54.2550W
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