Empire Hotel, Bath aerial photograph
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aerial photograph of the Empire Hotel, Bath in Bath Somerset England UK.The Grade II listed Empire Hotel was built in 1901 and designed by Major Charles Edward Davis who was at the time the Bath City Architect. The design involved the then new technique of steal structure including Rolled steel joists on cast iron columns with Limestone ashlar cladding. The building was requisitioned by the Royal Navy during the second world war and retained by them until the end of the 20th century. It has since been converted to retirement flats with a restaurant on the ground floor.The conversion has retained much of the original interior including marbled columns and fire surrounds with over-mantels.