Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Old Records Office, Hull

This is the where, I'm guessing, most of  the archives of Hull were kept before the Hull History Centre came about. It was built in 1881 and must have been a dockside building (it's on the side of the old Queen's Dock and has a sailing ship weather vane atop that conical structure) before the archive was placed here. The monogram above the door says TMC  or CMT but I don't know what that means. Anyhow it's a fine old Victorian building waiting for someone to put it it to some use. I like the different window styles; it's like the architect had a palette and said I'll have arches here and circles there with squares up on top; oh yes and a conical tower to top it all off. Wonderful!

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