This building in Hotel Street was being built by Cunliffe and Freeman (1870) at about the same time as the much more elaborate Hardcastle Bank in Deansgate. George Cunliffe submitted plans for an extension in 1879 (entry 8428) suggesting that he might be responsible for the original design. Mills and Murgatroyd also submitted plans for an extension in 1906 (entry 19020).
Manchester Guardian Tuesday 28 June 1870 Page 3 (Contracts)
Manchester Guardian Thursday 30 June 1870 Page 1 (Contracts)
(Thanks to Neil Darlington)
Left: Image from the Bolton Journal in 1887
Below: an advertisement from 1929 showing a two bay extension, possibly by Frank Freeman