Monday, October 2 – 1944
The Goree Piazzas are one of old Liverpool’s most picturesque links. Named after Goree Island, a nearly-forgotten British colony on the West Coast of Africa, they were the first multi storeyed warehouses to be built in Liverpool. Their erection was proposed when the George’s Dock was constructed in 1768, but actual building did not begin until 1793.
Two celebrated Americans, Washington Irving and Nathaniel Hawthorne, knew the Goree well. Irving had a business there about 1817, but his venture collapsed. Hawthorne had an office in the Goree Piazza when he was American consul in Liverpool in 1853.
(Evening Express, 02-10-1944)
Goree Piazza, Liverpool.