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1899 – Mission Building, Manchester, Lancashire

Architect: Woodhouse & Willoughby

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“This design was one submitted by Messrs. Woodhouse and Willoughby, F.R.I.B.A., of Manchester, last year, in a limited competition, but without a professional assessor, under the motto “Evangel.” The ground floor of the structure, which was planned to be four stories high, being devoted to shop premises, \-c., the first floor to a large meeting-hall with retiring-rooms, kitchen, &c., and the second floor to suites of offices, board-room, ic. ; the basement was designed for either a restaurant or mercantile purposes. The main staircase was to be of stone, and the building throughout of fireproof construction . The estimated cost was about £8,000.” Published in The Building News, July 7 1899.