Wednesday, 28 March 2007

City Buildings

City Building
This fine old building sits on a triangle of land between the Co-operative Bank and Victoria Station. Soon to be redeveloped by the Maghull Group. Does that mean demolition, or a new use? Sums of 25 million GBP are mentioned on the website. I emailed for information but no reply. But back in 1877 until the end of the 19th century a couple of rooms in here was home to the Co-operative Insurance Company (the CIS name came later). All the business was transacted with a few clerks with scratchy ink pens. They didn't buy a typewriter until 1890, and the new-fangled telephone wasn't installed until 1892.