Building Name

Business Premises, Church Street and Victoria Street Blackburn

Church Street
Lancashire, England
New Build

NEW BUSINESS PREMISES AT BLACKBURN. We here give a sketch of the premises opened to-day by Messrs. Beaty Bros., tailors, of Manchester, Bolton, etc. These premises are situated at the corner of Church-street and Victoria-street, Blackburn, the old building (of which we also give a sketch), prior to the extensive alterations, having been used as a wine and sprit warehouse, kept by Messrs. Jas. Pickup and Co. The building has been gutted, and entirely remodelled to suit the requirements of a modern, up-to-date tailoring establishment, from designs by Mangnall and Littlewoods, architects, Manchester. The ground floor, which forms the shop, is quite open—all walls having been taken out, and the upper floors supported on iron columns, and is elegantly furnished with polished pitch-pine fittings of the most modern kind. This floor will be used for the woollens, order department, and cutting-room. The first floor is reached by a handsome staircase, and is appropriated to the men's youths', and boys' ready-made clothing department, whilst the second floor contains large, well-lighted, and ventilated tailors' workrooms. The shop front is executed in teak- wood, and filled in with spacious plate-glass windows, and extends the whole length of the front to Church-street and Victoria-street. The elevation above the shop front is to be executed in cement, in an Italian Renaissance style of architecture, and when completed will form a great improvement to the town, and especially to the corner of Church- street and Victoria-street. The premises are illuminated throughout by the electric light, 24 Janda's arc lamps being used.

Reference           Blackburn Standard 7 May 1898 page 3 with illustration