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For that matter, India Buildings and Martins Bank are more classical in design than Art-Deco.
I'm stating the obvious, but the Philharmonic Hall is a real example of Art-Deco.
Blackburn Assurance Building and the Ship and Mitre pub both on Dale St, The Crown pub on the East Lancs road plus some churches.
All of the 1930s Corpy tenements including lots of still existing housing on Queens Drive and in Speke (with concrete pots on the roofline)
I would like to see lots of photos of these as I think that was the best recent most architecture - I find buildings of the 50s, 60s, 70s quite bland.
There's the old British Gas building in Bold Street and 'Ath-Leisure' in Tarleton Street
Does anybody know whose this building was in Dale Street? I think it's a gents clothes shop.
I didn't know that there used to be a Coopers in Bold st. I only knew the one in Church st. I can just about recall going in there when I was little.
Can't remember much about what it looked like but I remember the lovely aroma of deli foods, meats, cheeses and the smell of ground coffee.
Yes... Bold Street, that's what I meant to write.
Also, there's another interesting building nearby. It's on a corner (possibly the corner of Newington or Heathfield St). I think it's now Oxfam, does anyone have any info?
ooh, silly me ! .. I thought it odd that I hadn't heard of another Coopers food hall.
Can you remember what the shop in Bold st was ?
A lack of ladies in them pics.
Still some nice ones though.
Gididi Gididi Goo.
Both these buildings were built for W. Watson, a motor car dealer.
65-67 in 1935, and 35-37 (now Oxfam) in 1939.
35-37 was a completely new building, but 65-67 had a new front put on to an existing building.
Here's a potted history.
65-67 Bold Street.
Built 1828 as a chapel.
Rebuilt in about 1850, the upper floor became a place of entertainment, called the Queen’s Hall, Panorama Hall, Queen’s Operetta House and Bijou Opera House.
This phase finished about the early 1890s when the upper floor became the Yamen Café.
The art deco frontage was built in 1935 for W. Watson, motor car dealers. Note the repeated “W” motif.
The upstairs room still looks rather like it did in the Yamen Café days.
35/37 Bold Street, corner of Newington, built for W. Watson as Rolls-Royce showrooms. Now Oxfam.
These pics are from postcards.
One of them was used in 1909.
Dave's photos confirm that the interior is still similar (but not identical) to how it was in Edwardian times.
The early history is from "Annals of the Liverpool Stage" by Broadbent (1908).
Thanks for posting Philip.
Bold st must have been lovely in those days.
Thanks very much for that.
Very interesting indeed.
I wan't expecting anyone to have that much info. I have been wondering for ages what the buildings were used for.
Joseph Sharples is very helpful.
He has confirmed that this building was built for John Rubin, drapers, who opened it in 1937.
They went bust in 1939 and the building was bought by the Co-Op.
However, the building was requisitioned by the Government, and the Co-Op didn't occupy the premises until the 1950s.
This photo was taken in March 1984 when the building was on the market.
Went to a concert at the Stanley Theatre off Mount Pleasant, part of the Students Union building, great Art Deco interior, will take some pics of it. Also has anyone seen Liverpool Unseen by Frank Carlyle, some more Art Deco features of Liverpool buildings including the inside of Martins bank building.
A pleasant surprise to find it there, because Bold Street isn't in Toxteth.
A lovely Art Deco style building that was demolished in the 1980's was the Childwall Valley High School for Girls which bordered Childwall Valley Road and Chelwood Avenue.
Last edited by theninesisters; 03-23-2007 at 06:59 PM.