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    Telling a friend about all the great pics of buildings on here, and she said there's an interesting old building at the corner (or in) Dorrit st, Park rd.
    It's by some waste ground. She says the building is called Colemans Depository.
    Do any of our members from that area know it? Is it worth photographing ?


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    Hello Lindy

    This building is on Toxteth.net at

    http://www.toxteth.net/places/liverp...l/colemans.htm and

    http://www.toxteth.net/places/liverp...street%202.htm

    The first page tells us, "Established in 1875, this building still stands at the junction of Park Road with Northumberland Street. . . 2006 : The top two floors of windows have recently been removed, thereby leaving the building exposed to the elements."

    Can someone get an updated photograph. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Telling a friend about all the great pics of buildings on here, and she said there's an interesting old building at the corner (or in) Dorrit st, Park rd.
    It's by some waste ground. She says the building is called Colemans Depository.
    Do any of our members from that area know it? Is it worth photographing ?
    Lindy.
    If you're interested in a building, take a photo.
    Coleman's may not be beautiful, but it is unique.
    For the record, it isn't Listed.
    Last edited by Kev; 12-10-2006 at 01:49 PM.

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    Thanks Chris and Philip. I will certainly show those pages from Toxteth.net to my friend.

    I don't get over that way too often but if I ever get across that way I'll take a look.

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    Here's a pic from June 2006...minus some windows. The windows are still out.
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    Thanks Marky.

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    i love this building.
    having grown up around the area, it is such a familiar landmark, although I don't think it has been in use in my lifetime!

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    This forum never fails .. ask anything and there's sure to be some info from someone and even piccies

    Great stuff !

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    This forum never fails .. ask anything and there's sure to be some info from someone and even piccies

    Great stuff !
    Ask not, want not, Lindy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    This forum never fails .. ask anything and there's sure to be some info from someone and even piccies

    Great stuff !
    I remember that building! Was'nt there a piano manufacturing business on the ground floor, many years ago?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    i love this building.
    having grown up around the area, it is such a familiar landmark, although I don't think it has been in use in my lifetime!
    The bottom right hand shop was a base/recruiting place for the Civil Defence at one time. It was in use until recently and may still be used in parts.

    I like the Telephone number.
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    i like the telephone number on the side too!

    i wonder who owns it.
    It is a marvel that it has been overlooked in the realms of property developers, etc. Although I am glad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    i like the telephone number on the side too!

    i wonder who owns it.
    It is a marvel that it has been overlooked in the realms of property developers, etc. Although I am glad!!!
    During the riots in 1981 this fireproof depository was set on fire.
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    I've lived in the Dingle since 1991, and pass this building most days, but I've never seen any signs of it being used.

    The telephone number is a mystery.
    699 Park.
    There never was a Telephone Exchange called Park.
    There was Sefton Park, Lark Lane and Royal which Coleman's would have had access to.
    The only conclusion I've come to is that the lettering dates from 1900 when telephones were still quite rare, and somebody made a mistake.

    Besides, the letters usually came before the numbers.
    In the 1930s the number for Coleman's was Royal 535.

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    I've seen it open a couple of times, 2 or 3 years ago...probably when installing those mobile 'phone masts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I've seen it open a couple of times, 2 or 3 years ago...probably when installing those mobile 'phone masts.
    I meant open as a permanent place of business.
    A light was fixed on the top of the building and is on all day.
    And of course the upper two levels of windows were taken out.
    If it had been Listed, that wouldn't have been allowed!

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    all good info guys.
    Interesting point about the phone number Philip...

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    Agree with all - great building and a wonderful bit of liverpool heritage - couple of photos (see links beklow) taken hopefully before some development company demolishes it!
    http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...57594240551323

    http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...0551323&size=o

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddieDigital View Post
    Agree with all - great building and a wonderful bit of liverpool heritage - couple of photos (see links beklow) taken hopefully before some development company demolishes it!
    http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...57594240551323

    http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...0551323&size=o
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    Great pics. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the pics, Maddie!

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    Took some pics this week.
    There was a light on!



    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrie132/2145824975/" title="Coleman's Depository, Northumberland St, L8 by MissInformed132, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2058/2145824975_75d9c7d061_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Coleman's Depository, Northumberland St, L8" /></a>

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    Took some pics this week.
    There was a light on!





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