Wednesday, January 9, 2013

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. Ltd.

Located just blocks from Albert Dock and adjacent to Liverpool Town Hall, this building on the east side of Castle Street was designed in 1889 by G.E. Grayson and housed the British and Foreign Marine Insurance Company for almost 70 years.


A colorful mosaic frieze of three separate shipping scenes located above the second-floor windows is attributed to the Salviati Company. 


The panel on the left is the most damaged out of the three, but it is signed on the bottom right corner by the mosaic's designer: "Frank Murray 1889".






Sources:
Liverpool World Heritage
Tarboat's flickriver photos
Dave Wood Liverpool Images flickr Photostream
Sharples, Joseph and Richard Pollard. Liverpool: Pevsner City Guides. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. p. 137.
ronramstew's flickr Photostream

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