Art Deco in Liverpool (viii) George’s Dock Ventilation and Control Station

I’ve probably barely scratched the surface of Art Deco in Liverpool as I only really was in the city centre. I know I’ve missed the former Speke Airport now named after John Lennon (see, among other buildings here.) Then there’s this beezer on Bold Street – a piece of higher Art Deco would be difficult to find.

Still, there was one final building near the waterfront that shouted deco. George’s Dock Ventilation and Control Station – seen below with the Royal Liver Building in the background.

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station,  Liverpool,

Seen from Strand Street:-

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station,  Liverpool from Strand Street

Figure decoration detail:-

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool, Detail

Upper levels detail:-

More Detail, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

Tower detail:-

Tower, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

From Brunswick Street:-

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool from Brunswick Street

Note green lamp standards and small shelter in this closer view:-

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

Surrounding railings and detail:-

Railings and Detail, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

Door and window detail:-

Door and Window Detail, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

As its name implies it was built as a ventilating station – for the Mersey (road) tunnel. Yet this plaque commemorating the Liverpool Overhead Railway was on one of its external walls

Plaque, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

Brunswick Street Aspect full aspect. (Stitch of two photos to get it all in):-

George's Dock Brunswick Street Aspect, Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

This very similar building was a bit further into the city centre – near the famous Cavern Club. I presume it’s also a ventilation tower:-

Art Deco Tower, North John Street, Liverpool

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