He had been living ever since his marriage in an edifice of red brick, with granite copings and an enormous fanlight over the door, standing in a street within five minutes’ walk of the City Hall, which saw its best days (from the social point of view) about 1820.
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The corporation was housed in an imposing edifice.
He was determined to defeat the bill and tear down the entire edifice of free trade treaties.