Building a Better Society

    SubTitle

    Liverpool's Historic Institutional Buildings
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 May 2008

        Summary

        This book emphasises the importance of institutional and charitable buildings to our understanding of Liverpool’s character and demonstrates how new uses can be found to ensure they continue to form part of the city’s historic environment.
        9920254
        9920254

        Main Summary

          Liverpool’s landscape, both in the city centre and throughout its historic suburbs, is studded with institutional buildings, some – like the great hospitals - very prominent, others – like Sunday Schools and chapels – punctuating ordinary street scenes.  All, however, tell the story of how charity and public authorities responded to the desperate need of the poor and vulnerable in the 19th century. Attractively illustrated by photographs and drawings, this book emphasises the importance of institutional buildings to our understanding of Liverpool's character and demonstrates how new uses can be found to ensure that they continue to form part of the city’s historic environment.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Colum Giles

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          117

          Number of Pages

          104

          ISBN

          9781873592908

          Contents

            Acknowledgements
            Dedication
            Foreword
            1. Introduction
            2. Government and charity in 19th-century Liverpool
            3. The poor and institutional life: Kirkdale and the wider urban scene
            Kirkdale before 1850
            Kirkdale and Liverpool in the second half of the 19th century
            Law and religion
            Education
            Education: institutes for young people
            Education: institutes for adults, libraries
            Health
            Institutions in the suburbs: the landscape of competition
            4. Liverpool: special character, special needs, special places
            The port city
            Helping the disadvantaged and vulnerable
            An institutional landscape: Mosslake Fields
            Liverpool's place in the world
            5. Institutions, charity and conservation in the 21st century
            Notes
            References and further reading

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