Manchester, England. Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornely. No date. Ca. 1908.
Broadside with three detailed pages of floor plans of the building's basement, ground floor, and first, second, third and fourth floors. The front page offers an illustration of the building "Now in the course of erection, situate at the corner of Brown Street and Norfolk Street...and adjacent to the New Stock Exchange..." Horizontal fold across center of broadside; paper separation (archival repair) at extremities of fold; soiling to back page. Floor plans at center of broadside in good clean condition, with issues noted. The website Manchester History writes of the massive Portland stone structure: "At the corner of Norfolk Street and Brown Street stands the very sturdy looking Palatine Bank building. It was built in 1908 - 1909 by Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornley. A large circular tower dominates the corner above a three arched entrance. It has the appearance of a Scottish castle. As with many of the banks that commissioned buildings in Manchester's financial district, the Palatine is no longer trading independently. It was amalgamated into Barclay's Bank in 1919." The floor plans appear to be organized around a central daylight court on the ground level and floors one and two. Toilets, the few to be found, are in the basement and on the first floor. Women's toilets were evidently out the front door and down the street in someone else's building. The Palatine building no doubt has undergone a retrofit at some point in the past. Item #51786
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