By Edward Hubbard, Michael Shippobottom
Port sun used to be based in 1888 via the industrialist Lord Leverhulme to deal with the staff from his prospering businesswhich may evolve into Unilever. Acclaimed for its making plans and residence layout, Port solar significantly encouraged next deliberate advancements, in addition to the backyard urban movement.This totally revised model of A advisor to Port solar marries the sensible info of a guidebook with old information regarding Port Sunlights layout and structure, its position within the historical past of city making plans, and Leverhulmes function within the cities production. A wealth of illustrations is helping make this the right ebook for armchair and genuine tourists to this jewel of nineteenth-century city making plans.
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Except for the church, the most notable building of this period architecturally is the Technical Institute (J. J. Talbot, 1902–1903, almost immediately extended by Grayson and Ould, 1904–1905), now Hesketh Hall and home of the Port Sunlight branch of the Royal British Legion (Fig. 46). The cost of the initial building was met, not by the company, but by Lever himself. By Grayson & Ould and also of 1902–1903, are the large Church Drive Schools (built originally to supplement the Douglas & Fordham building, and leased to the local education authority) and the first stage of the Auditorium.
H. Lever, The Buildings Erected at Port Sunlight and Thornton Hough, 2nd edn, 1905, p. 24) Port Sunlight text rev 25/4/05 1:18 PM Page 36 Port Sunlight text rev 25/4/05 1:18 PM Page 37 HOUSING AND ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER Even so, Port Sunlight was never the pioneer in terms of architecture that it was within the social and planning fields, and early-twentiethcentury advanced thought demanded a more restrained approach. In 1915 the Builder criticised cottages of 1906 by Bradshaw & Gass as ‘over-featured’, and in 1898 the British Architect had praised Newton’s, built at that time, for their simplicity.
47). Later, in 1913, came the Girls’ Club (later Residents’ Club) which Lomax-Simpson skilfully handled opposite the site which had already been chosen for the art gallery (Fig. 48). Christ Church and the Lady Lever Art Gallery were built at the expense of Lever himself, and were his own special and personal contributions to the village. They express not a little of his ideals and philosophies. The church reflects his Nonconformity and his unde- Port Sunlight text rev 25/4/05 1:19 PM Page 49 PUBLIC BUILDINGS Fig.
A Guide to Port Sunlight Village by Edward Hubbard, Michael Shippobottom