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Central Technical School
We begin with the Central Technical School and museum
extension at Byrom Street. The style is Edwardian Baroque.
The allegorical sculptural decorations are Mannerist with
echoes of Michelangelo and they tell of the benefits of
education for commerce, trade and the city.
Bronze lamp standards
In front of the Byrom Street entrance stand two remarkable
bronze lamp standards which were
installed a year after the school opened. These represent
Navigation (on the left side) and Learning (on the right).
Above the main entrance
on top of the pediment are allegorical sculptures of Science
William Brown frontage
On the William Brown frontage, (3) the first pediment group
represents Liverpool presiding over Commerce and Industry.
Beneath, in the tympanum, (4) the figures are allegories of
Geography and Astronomy.
The second pediment
represents Minerva, who symbolises the Wisdom of the city.
She presides over the education of the community.
Beneath the pediment is
an allegory of Navigation and Agriculture.
Architect: E.W. Mountford
Sculptor: Frederick William
Pomeroy Stone 1901
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