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industrial buildings

03 December 2009

1885 – Beecham’s Pills New Manufactory, St. Helens, Lancashire

Architect: H.V. Krolow Thomas Beecham, born in Oxfordshire in 1820, began selling his pills and cures as a travelling salesman in the 1840s. Moving first to Liverpool and then Wigan, Thomas bought property...

13 October 2009

1879 – Southport Glaciarium & Ice Manufacturing Co., Lancashire

Architect: Bell & Roper One of the earliest artificial skating rinks in the world was constructed at Southport. The foundation stone was laid by Lord Clarence Paget on April 5th, 1877, it cost...

06 October 2009

1728 – La Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos, Seville

Architect: Ignacio Sala & Diego Bordick Deverez The main building of University of Seville is known as the “Old Tobacco Factory”, because of the building’s original use. Built in the 18th century, Seville’s...

01 October 2009

1879 – New Clothing Manufactory & Warehouse, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architect: Thomas Ambler Front Perspective View including plan as published in The Building News, January 17th 1879. Now a Grade II* listed Moorish factory, converted to offices of St Paul’s House in Park...

27 September 2009

1880 – Factories, Malden Crescent, Kentish Town, London

Architect: Ebbetts & Cobb

22 September 2009

1914 – Ford Assembly Plant, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: John Graham Built in 1914 as a Ford Assembly Plant, this fine building at 505 Broadway was built alongside the railway tracks for shipping of completed cars. An attractive building with large...

17 September 2009

1883 – Mineral Water Manufactory, William Street South, Belfast

Architect: Robert Watt Former Ross’s mineral water factory, Belfast Using its own artesian well, Ross’s produced mineral waters at William Street South for almost 100 years until the mid 1970’s. The premises lay...

06 September 2009

1881 – Warwick Farm Dairies, St. Peters Park, Paddington, London

Architect: Edward Vigers “We illustrate this week, by plans and perspective, new buildings erected for Messrs. John Welford and Sons, dairymen to the Queen. The buildings occupy a commanding position at St. Peter’s...

28 August 2009

1881 – Steam Laundry, Battersea, London

Architect: Ernest Turner “The works of the London and Provincial Steam Laundry Company, situate in the Battersea Park-road, about half-way between the Battersea and Queen’s-road stations on the London and South -Western Railway,...