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De Vere House, Little Germany
Burnett Street, Bradford, Yorkshire
associated engineer
Not known
date  1871
UK era  Victorian  |  category  Building  |  reference  SE168333
A grand, Italianate textile warehouse built in Bradford at the peak of the development of the textile trade there. De Vere House stands on Burnett Street in the heart of Little Germany, an area of Bradford which developed rapidly from 1856-75 to meet the needs of the trade in worsted, mohair and silk.
De Vere House was designed by the architects of Saltaire Mill and, in keeping with the area, its ornate style and Corinthian columns refer to the world of the Florentine wool merchants of the Renaissance.
Goods would arrive into an internal yard before being dispatched to a dye-house; packing machinery was situated at ground-level and finished fabric usually inspected in a well-glazed attic room.
The grand doorway leads to an ornate entrance hall and staircase, for the purpose of impressing customers.
A second Lockwood & Mawson textile warehouse, built for Law, Russell & Co in 1874, stands opposite.
Architects: Lockwood & Mawson
reference sources   LG/SJ

De Vere House, Little Germany