Worcester in 50 Buildings
Worcester in 50 Buildings Kindle Edition
by James Dinn (Author)
From its time as a flourishing glove-making town in the 18th and early 19th centuries and home to the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company, through its growth and development in the 20th century as a major engineering center, the city of Worcester has a proud and distinctive identity. This extraordinary history is embodied in the many fine buildings that have shaped the city. Worcester in 50 Buildings explores the history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the imposing cathedral to the Queen Anne style Guildhall to more recent additions such as the award-winning Hive, which houses the public library, the university library, the county record office and archive, this unique study celebrates the city’s architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local architectural historian James Dinn guides the reader on a tour of the city’s historic buildings and modern architectural marvels.