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    I am guessing at the year 1890. It certainly is not much later, the Bon Marche building (with a flag on top) was built in 1878 and still looks quite new. On the right is St Peterís Church, which was dismissed by architectural critics as being a poor copy of the school of Christopher Wren. [...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Wilkinson View Post
    I am guessing at the year 1890. It certainly is not much later, the Bon Marche building (with a flag on top) was built in 1878 and still looks quite new. On the right is St Peter’s Church, which was dismissed by architectural critics as being a poor copy of the school of Christopher Wren. [...]

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    Hi Colin,
    trying to figure out the white 2 storey building,right after M&S, and apparently,in front of "Bon Marche" ????
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    Hi Steve, it was the original Bon Marche - eventually bought out by GH Lee and rebuilt in the 1920s.

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    Hi Steve again. I have dug out a great view of Bon Marche which I will post tonight. It shows the store in 1891 when fully operational, What the photo suggests is that the white building you pointed out was part of the original street line which appears to have been moved back.
    If my deduction is correct (I will need to look at a street plan for 1875 or therabouts), the white building is about to be demolished to make way for Bon Marche.
    Certainly - as you will see from the photograph I am posting - there is no other building on the corner of Basnett Street. This would date the original photograph as 1877 not 1890. Quite a difference. Thanks for your observation.

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    great photo Colin.....are you the same Colin Wilkinson who wrote Streets of Liverpool ect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Wilkinson View Post
    Hi Steve again. I have dug out a great view of Bon Marche which I will post tonight. It shows the store in 1891 when fully operational, What the photo suggests is that the white building you pointed out was part of the original street line which appears to have been moved back.
    If my deduction is correct (I will need to look at a street plan for 1875 or therabouts), the white building is about to be demolished to make way for Bon Marche.
    Certainly - as you will see from the photograph I am posting - there is no other building on the corner of Basnett Street. This would date the original photograph as 1877 not 1890. Quite a difference. Thanks for your observation.
    Thanks for that Colin,
    it's just that I've seen that pic'before(along with some others) and wondered what these smaller buildings were,as they are often overshadowed by more illustrious neighbours! Church st's dimensions seem to have changed considerably over the years!
    Steve.

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