Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

29 - 31 Queen Street


An impressive three storey Edwardian building in a faintly Baroque style. Six bay facade divided into three two‑bay sections by four terracotta Corinthian columns. Ornate balustraded parapet topped with four ball finials. The outer sections are gently curved above first floor. Ground floor shopfronts divided by pilasters and continuous fascia interrupted by round arched off‑centre doorcase. Classical detailing includes round and triangular pedimented window heads, applied Corinthian columns and festoons above second floor windows.

The building is particularly notable for contrasting red and brownish‑red terracotta a distinctive feature of many of Wolverhampton's late 19th century buildings.

Comment:  Neither the architect nor the exact date is known but the building must date from around 1900 and be part of the widespread rebuilding that was taking place in the town centre at that time to accommodate Wolverhampton's burgeoning industrial and commercial operations.