Canning Street, which is named after the short lived Prime Minister George Canning, leads to Falkner Square, which was designed with the aesthetic of a late Regency/Victorian vision of a central park surrounded by elegant town housing. The Square was named after Edward Falkner who was a Sheriff of Lancashire. One of the houses - number 40 - was built by Liverpool architect Peter Ellis, who is more famous for designing Oriel Chambers, a building that inspired American architects. Other historical and architectural delights include St. Bride's Church in Percy Street - a Neo-classical gem constructed in 1829, and various houses in Huskisson Street which is named after a Liverpool MP William Huskisson who died tragically during the opening of the Liverpool-Manchester railway.
The Neo-Classical St. Bride's, Percy Street
Interior of St. Bride's showing the Regency decor
Interior of St. Bride's
Memorial to merchant Henry Moore
Memorial to William Martin Forster, son of John Forster, who, along with his wife Jane, perished in the Rothsay Castle Steamer disaster off Beaumaris Bay in North Wales
Elegant Ionic pillars of a porch way found in the Quarter
A view of timeless quality in the Quarter
A pineapple design on cast iron railings. Perhaps indicating the exotic fruits that were imported in Liverpool?
No. 40 Falkner Square, home of architect Peter Ellis. He died there in 1884.
All photos by Dr David Harrison
© Dr David Harrison 2017