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    Stanley Hall, would someone confirm if it is Art Deco?



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    Stanley Hall, would someone confirm if it is Art Deco?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Stanley Hall, would someone confirm if it is Art Deco?
    The Stanley Hall opened in 1938, so it does includes features of the time, but I wouldn't call it Art-Deco.
    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.

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    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.

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    There's the old British Gas building in Bold Street and 'Ath-Leisure' in Tarleton Street

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    Does anybody know whose this building was in Dale Street? I think it's a gents clothes shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post


    Does anybody know whose this building was in Dale Street? I think it's a gents clothes shop.
    That's Microzine in Bold Street. Before that it was Coopers Food Hall but I'm not sure of the history before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayjaykay View Post
    That's Microzine in Bold Street. Before that it was Coopers Food Hall but I'm not sure of the history before that.
    This is one of my favourite shop frontages in Liverpool, yet there's never been anything written about it.
    Any guesses, anyone?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    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.
    The name was just a coincidence, Lindy.
    The original Coopers had gone out of business years before this one in Bold Street.

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    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?

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    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 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    This is one of my favourite shop frontages in Liverpool, yet there's never been anything written about it.
    Any guesses, anyone?
    Nice building. The top floor still retains some original features. I was at one of their dos in November when I took these pics.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    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?
    Newington.
    Apart from them both being in Bold Street and both art-deco, there's another connection.
    Any guesses?

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    A lack of ladies in them pics.

    Still some nice ones though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    A lack of ladies in them pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
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    Default 35/37 and 65/67 Bold Street.

    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).
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    Hi Philip

    Fascinating pics and history! Thanks!

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    Thanks for posting Philip.

    Bold st must have been lovely in those days.

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    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.

    Ross

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    There's a site at http://www.euromatech.com/circa1900/liv_deco10.htm with info about Art Deco buildings in Liverpool, including the old British Gas building in Bold Street.

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    Default Co-Operative House, London Road.

    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.
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    brilliant pics and info Philip, as usual!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    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.
    65-67 was a shop called Smarts in the 1950s, as shown in this photo from 'A Century of Liverpool' by Cliff Hayes. It looks like a furniture shop.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    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).
    Here is the early history of 65-67 Bold Street, from toxteth.net.
    http://www.toxteth.net/places/liverp...t%20chapel.htm
    A pleasant surprise to find it there, because Bold Street isn't in Toxteth.

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    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.

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