Throwback Thursday: Cunard Building, Liverpool

The Cunard Building is a Grade II listed building at Liverpool’s Pier Head – with the Royal Liver Building and Port of Liverpool Building it is one of Liverpool’s Three Graces. Construction of the building was commissioned by the Cunard Steamship Company in 1914 and building was completed in 1917.

It was designed by William Edward Willink and Philip Coldwell Thicknesse in a mixture of Italian Renaissance and Greek revival style.

In 1934 the Cunard Steamship Company merged with the White Star Line to form the Cunard White Star Line and become the largest passenger steamship company in the world at the time.

Like the Liver Building and Port of Liverpool Building this too was built from reinforced concrete and then clad in Portland Stone. Most striking are the decorative details representing Britannia, peace and war and representations of different races around the world.

You can find more photos here.

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