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65 Church Street, Birmingham – 1908 (former Diocesan Lodge of the Girls’ Friendly Society)

65 Church Street, Birmingham – 1908 (former Diocesan Lodge of the Girls’ Friendly Society)
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Got these shots of 65 Church Street from the footbridge that goes over Great Charles Street Queensway (and links Ludgate Hill and Church Street by foot)

I don’t know much about this building but it might have been built in 1908, or it may date to the Victorian era.

On one search I found this …

65 Church Street provides grade A serviced office accommodation in central Birmingham, within a popular district and close to convenient local amenities. The building itself combines traditional Victorian exteriors with a fully refurbished interior that provides…

Another site says this:

Centrally located, period property currently being refurbished to include new lighting, carpeting & ceilings. There will also be a substantial re-design & refurbishment of the main reception. Available on flexible terms.

No. 65, the former Diocesan Lodge of the Girls’ Friendly Society, i.e. a women’s hostel, 1908 by Osborn, Pemberton & White. Warm orange-red brick with giant Ionic pilasters, appropriately feminine and domestic. Many small sashes, and oval windows under the swept-up, parapet. Large stone panel with the date split in the corners.

From Pevsner Architectural Guides: Birmingham by Andy Foster.