SJ3490 : Liverpool Museum , William Brown Street

3 km from Seacombe, Wirral, Great Britain

Liverpool Museum , William Brown Street
Liverpool Museum , William Brown Street
Grade II listed buildings, William Brown Museum and Library built 1857-60.
The completion of the magnificent new hall on St George's Plateau set the pattern for other civic projects on adjacent land. The gradient of the steep coach road to the north, formerly known as Shaw's Brow, was improved and the removal of buildings on each side of it was proposed. Local MP William Brown donated 6,000, to which the Town Council added 10,000 and the commission was given to architect Thomas Allom and modified by Corporation architect John Weightman. Financial difficulties overcome by Brown's further donation of 35,000, the building finally opened to great acclaim in 1860 when 400,000 people attended the ceremony. Brown received a knighthood and Shaw's Brow was renamed in his honour. Bombing during the last war resulted in loss of the interior (rebuilt in the 1960s) but the William Brown Street elevation has survived intact. The Wellington Column (1861-3) can be seen to the right of the photo.
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Tuesday, 15 November, 2005
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