ST7564 : The Empire building, Bath

taken 9 years ago, near to Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

The Empire building, Bath
The Empire building, Bath, taken 9 years ago
The former Empire Hotel faces Alkmaar Gardens (left) and Parade Gardens. "What can have gone on in the mind of the designing architect?", asks Pevsner ("North Somerset & Bristol", 1958). The person in question was Charles Edward Davis, city architect, and the date 1901. His roofline represents (left to right) a cottage, a manor house and a castle. "An unbelievable piece of pompier architecture" says Pevsner.

The building was converted into apartments and a restaurant in the 1990s.
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2008
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 August, 2008
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Hotel (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7520 6483 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.9183N 2:21.4645W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7520 6479
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