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Victoria Square
(Hull City Hall)

Allegories of Arts

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The City Hall was built in Baroque Revival style by Hull's City architect Joseph Hirst 1903-09. The City Hall does not perform an administrative function for Hull's council, as this is based in the Guildhall. It is home to a grand central hall which plays host to a varied programme of concerts including pop, rock and classical music as well as civic functions such as graduation ceremonies for the University of Hull.

At the front facade on Victoria Square are four allegorical statues: two in niches flanking the main entrance and at the dome. There are also several reliefs we didn't make photos of.

in niches

Hull - Allegories of Arts
Hull - Allegories of Arts

at the dome

Hull - Allegories of Arts
Hull - Allegories of Arts
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Location (N 53°44'37" - W 0°20'22")

Item Code: gbyh049; Photograph: 25 July 2019
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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