The Liverpool Collegiate Institution, Liverpool

The Liverpool Collegiate Institution, Liverpool. Designed by H. L. Elmes. 1843. “From a drawing by W. Herdman.” Source: Muir's Bygone Liverpool, Plate 71. “The foundation stone of this building was laid on October 22, 1840, and the building was opened by the Rt. Hon, W. E. Gladstone on January 6, 1843. The speech he delivered on that occasion was long remembered in Liverpool. The building was designed by H. L. Elmes, who designed St. George's Hall, and is of red sandstone. There were three schools — High, Middle, and Lower — the first of which has since been removed to Sefton Park Road. The school was founded in connexion with the Established Church, and many eminent scholars have received their education there before going to the universities. ” (72).

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Muir, Ramsey. Bygone Liverpool illustrated by ninety-seven plates reproduced from original paintings, drawings, manuscripts, and prints with historical descriptions by Henry S. and Harold E. Young. Liverpool: Henry Young and Sons, 1913. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library

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