Articles About Victoria Law Courts
As a burgeoning city of the industrial revolution, Birmingham was often described as 'a city of terracotta'. The attractive and versatile material enabled the creation of elaborate, decorative façades and was a cheaper alternative to carved stone, which the city lacked.
In the late 1800s many great public buildings were built in terracotta, designed to project pride in public service provision and it became symbolic of the city's civic gospel movement - a philosophy of philanthropy and social improvement, championed by the city's influential leaders and industrialists.
The jewel in Birmingham's terracotta crown is surely the Grade I-listed Victoria Law Courts.