Philharmonic Hotel

Philharmonic Hotel (1898-1900), 36 Hope Street, at the corner of Hardman Street, Liverpool. Designed by Henry Bloomfield Bare. Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus [You may use theses image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

Four views showing the hotel bar's ornate ceilings, wood panelling, and stained glass.

Aspects of the Arts and Crafts interior. Left to right: (a) A sheltered nook lined with Henry Bloomfield Bare copper panels. Note the mirrors, stained glass, fireplace surround, its circular mirror, and the padded benches. (b) Stained glass ceiling, and (c) the ornate men's lavatory.

Henry Bloomfield Bare's Arts and Crafts embossed coppper panels in the bar

Music and birds: This example shows one of the copper panels set within the surrounding walnut panelling; the images below have been cropped to the copper scenes.

Related Material


Henry Bloomfield Bare.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951., University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. accessed 26 April 2011.

Cavanagh, Terry. Public Sculpture of Liverpool. Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 1997.

Last modified 19 May 2011