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Thomas Mynshull, Eternal Benefactor

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, DESIGN, OUT AND ABOUT MANCHESTER with tags , , on March 2, 2009 by echostains

minshull-building-manchester

 

minshull-building-manchester

It’s amazing the amount of  interesting buildings we pass each day of our life.  I am fascinated by this building  – Mynshull House, on Catheaton St Manchester City centre. 

fabulous-building

 

fabulous-building

Puritan Thomas Mynshull, a 17th century chemist and druggist  bequeathed money  earned through the two houses that formerly stood on this spot, to be spent on apprencticing healthy local boys to respectable trades.

myshulls-house-cateheaton-st-manchester

 

myshulls-house-cateheaton-st-manchester

It was rebuilt in 1890 with lots of fancy corbels and bits of sculpture and is Grade 11 Listed.  My favorite bit is the writing on the front.

mynshulls-house

mynshulls-house

This is an interesting site about Manchester history

More pics here

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