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Former Refuge Assurance offices, Oxford Street, Manchester: detail of panelling above the fireplace in the boardroom

RIBA Ref No RIBA145031
Architect/DesignerWaterhouse, Alfred (1830-1905)
Waterhouse, Paul (1861-1924)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityManchester
Subject Date1912
Image Date1989
ViewInterior
StyleEdwardian
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC L 180389
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectPanelling ; Fireplaces ; Office buildings
NOTES: The former Refuge Assurance Offices, now the Palace Hotel was built in three phases. No.1 building by Alfed Waterhouse at the corner of Whitfield Street and Oxford Street, with the entrance on the corner is 1891-1895; the No. 2 building is the extension along Oxford Street by his son Paul, built 1910-1912. It is linked to the No. 1 building by the clock tower which sits over the new entrance. The No. 3 bulding (not seen) is behind the No. 1 building along Whitworth Street and dates from 1932, by the architect Stanley Birkett.
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