The Lyceum, Liverpool

The Lyceum is a Neoclassical Grade II* listed building located on Bold Street, Liverpool. It was constructed in 1802 as a news-room and England's first subscription library (1758-1942) and later became a gentleman's club. After the club relocated in 1952 the building was left unoccupied for many years, eventually falling into a state of disrepair. Calls were made for its demolition in the late 1970s, sparking a campaign to save the building. It reopened as a post office, and then a branch of the Co-operative Bank. As of November 2019, its tenant is a Chinese restaurant.[1][2]

The Lyceum
General information
Architectural styleNeo-classical
Town or cityLiverpool
Construction started1800
Cost£11,000 (1803)
Design and construction
ArchitectThomas Harrison
EngineerWilliam Slater

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