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Liverpool
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North West England

Chapel Street 5
(Hargreaves building)

Personages connected with the history of America



1859

Liverpool /  Personages connected with the history of America   Liverpool /  Personages connected with the history of America

Description

Eight sandstone heads in high relief depicting personages connected with the history of America.

Liverpool - Personages connected with the history of America
1. Queen Isabella
Liverpool - Personages connected with the history of America
2. Christopher Columbus
Liverpool - Personages connected with the history of America
3. King Ferdinand II of Aragon
Liverpool - Personages connected with the history of America
4. Juan Rodríguez Bermejo (Rodrigo de Triana)
Liverpool - Personages connected with the history of America
5. Amerigo Vespucci
Liverpool - Personages connected with the history of America
6. Anacaona
Liverpool - Personages connected with the history of America
7. Hernando Cortez
Liverpool - Personages connected with the history of America
8. Francisco Pizarro

Chapel Street side:
  1. ISABELLA R.
    Queen Isabella, who gave permission and funding for Columbus' voyage
  2. COLUMBUS
    Christopher Columbus
  3. FERDINAND R
    King Ferdinand II of Aragon
  4. ROD BERMEJO
    Juan Rodríguez Bermejo (Rodrigo de Triana), crew member of Columbus, who first spotted the new world
  5. AMERIGO
    Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1522), Florentine explorer, wrote a description of the new world, used by Martin Waldseemüller for his Cosmography, and because of this Waldseemüller named the new world 'America'.
  6. ANACOANA
    Anacaona (sic!) (d. 1503), native American poetess and queen of the western part of Hispaniola.

    Covent Garden side:

  7. H. CORTEZ
    Hernando Cortez (1488-1571), Spanish adventurer, conquered Mexico for Spain.
  8. F. PIZARRO
    Francisco Pizarro (c. 1478-1541), Spanish adventurer who conquered Peru for Spain.

Annotation

The Hargreaves building, shaped like a Venetian Palazzo, designed by Sir James Picton, was built in 1859 as the headquarters for Sir William Brown, Bart. ( Ballymena, Ireland 1784 - Liverpool 1864, (Wikipedia), British-Irish-American merchant and banker, founder of the banking-house of Brown, Shipley & Co., the son of an Irish linen-merchant. At the age of sixteen Brown accompanied his father and brothers to Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., whither it had been decided to transfer the family business, but in 1809 left America for Liverpool. Here he established a branch of the firm, which had now begun to deal largely in raw cotton as well as linen and soon afterwards developed into one of general merchants and finally bankers. The building, named after Brown's son in law who ran the Liverpool operation, was the headquarters of Brown Shipley bank until it moved to London in 1888.

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Anacaona, Queen
  • Columbus with globe
  • Columbus, Christopher (portrait)
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Cortez, Hernando
  • Explorer
  • Ferdinand V (King of Aragon)
  • Isabella I, Queen
  • Monarch
  • Pizarro, Francisco
  • Rodriguez Bermejo (Rodrigo de Triana), Juan
  • Vespucci, Amerigo
  • Location N 53°24'26" W 2°59'39"

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    Item Code: gbnw001; Added: 22 March 2006  / Photograph: 22 March 2006  / Updated: 23 October 2009

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