The Buildings

The Buildings

The Lyceum is a neo-classical building which was designed by the architect Thomas Harrison from Chester after an open competition with the local Liverpool architect John Foster who was the surveyor to the Corporation of Liverpool. It was built between 1800 and 1802 and boasts a colonnaded front which faces onto Bold Street. The Waterloo Place facade, which housed the entrance to the Library and Newsroom, has four Ionic columns and between them are three relief panels by F.A. Lege.