Designed by architects Austin and Paley in a Northern Renaissance style, the building, which contains both the Alexandra Hall and Hotel (now the Revolution Bar), stands at the point of Penny Street and Thurnham Street. It has a wealth of architectural features that include bands of coloured or moulded stonework, rusticated segmental lintels, Dutch gables, flanked by octagonal turrets, pilasters, segmental cornices and a window with a stone balcony.
The façade to Penny Street has two entrances. The one to the right has a ironwork canopy bearing the name alexandra hotel in stained glass, while above the left hand entrance, and cut in relief into the stonework, are the words alexandra hotel, and the date, 1902. This stone-cut lettering is heavily influenced by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau, with playful forms and curves that have a strong, organic style.
Location Penny Street/Thurnham Street, Lancaster, UK.