Lever Brothers was a soap manufacturer founded in 1885. When co-founder William Lever died in 1925, it was one of the U.K.’s largest companies. After a merger in 1930, it was renamed Unilever. The Unilever House became the company’s headquarters in 1933. A unique feature of James Simpson’s Art Deco plus neoclassical design is the curved façade accented with sixteen Ionic columns facing the River Thames and Blackfriars Bridge.