Interesting looking event next Saturday run by the Reader, on Charles MacIver, shipping magnate and former occupant of the Square. Think I may pop along myself!
I know, I've been very lax in posting recently, that's why you get a photo. At the time Liverpool was expanding, Abercromby wasn't the only prestigious square to be built, and George ( or Gt George) Square in Chinatown was the other prime example. The change between canals and railways, among other things, made one more fashionable, and the other slightly less. The proximity to the docks as the wealthy were heading out to leafier climes also contributed, though for a time it was a very fine and desirable address. It also lacked the proximity of a University to buy up and retain its original look.
The bombs during WW2, dereliction and redevelopment mean that only one side, as above, still remains as it once was, and then only a part of one side.
While Abercromby eventually lost St Catherine's church, it is a miracle the rest has remained unscathed by damage.
No joy from Chamber of Commerce records sadly. Right, really must start writing this bloody thing. Chapter one to revise and actually write properly. Liverpool pre-1200. Shouldn't take long :-)
Dayjob meaning not much research going on at the moment. Not that it'll stop me. Day off today so off to the records office to look up some Liverpool American Chamber of Commerce minutes. I hope!
On the days you have no news to recite, and haven't done much research worthy of reporting, why not post a photo of the view from number 1 Abercromby Square second floor? Not sure of the date of this one but given what you can see, what has been built and hasn't, I'm guessing 1950s.