The history of 2 Tariff Street is tied to the city; it’s part of its DNA, the fabric of the city – literally. Having always been associated with either textiles or metalworking, around 1858 the building was torn down, re-emerging as the showroom and warehouse of cotton spinners Ralph Waller & Co Ltd. The hydraulic fabric press in the kitchen was probably installed during the original build when the basement was filled with looms and weaving machines. The building remains standing now thanks to the huge girders in the basement, installed after a direct firebomb on the building during the Manchester Blitz of WWII. Reinvented as Tariff & Dale, we continue its evolution, writing the next chapter of the building’s annuls.
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