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    Default More buildings around Liverpool

    I think we could do with a thread in this section for people to post photographs of buildings they are interested in but need more information about.

    For example, when you come across a building you want to identify but don't know what it is or what it has been.

    Here's another one I wonder if anyone can help me with...

    Does anyone know what the Southport McDonald's used to be?




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    [QUOTE=Ross;29831]I think we could do with a thread in this section for people to post photographs of buildings they are interested in but need more information about.

    For example, when you come across a building you want to identify but don't know what it is or what it has been.

    Here's another one I wonder if anyone can help me with...

    Does anyone know what the Southport McDonald's used to be?

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    Beacon House.
    Southport Co-operative Society's Department Store.
    1934, if I remember correctly.

    Next question please.
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    this is a really good idea for a thread.
    I am sure Philip will excel in this one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    this is a really good idea for a thread.
    I am sure Philip will excel in this one!!
    Thank you, but Beacon House was too easy.
    I worked for Southport Co-Op for a few years in the early 1960s, and Beacon House was their H/O.

    BTW, I think that the Co-Ops across the country went in for interesting architecture.
    In Liverpool, for instance, they built places like Holyoake Hall in Smithdown Road (still there, & one of my fave Liverpool buildings).
    Walton Road (demolished).

    London Road is a great building, & I've tried to find out exactly who it was built for. My research at the moment is leaning towards Rubin's (drapers), who were at the site in 1937 (which is the date Joseph Sharples gives for the building).

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    ooohhhh i always wondered what Holyoake Hall was...

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    Not sure if this is the right thread for these - but since the Co-Op has been mentioned I'll stick 'em here!
    Priory rd Co-Op. Anfield.
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    Great pics Lindy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Not sure if this is the right thread for these - but since the Co-Op has been mentioned I'll stick 'em here!
    Priory rd Co-Op. Anfield.
    The Co op on Lawerence Road in Wavertree's a rip off.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Another quick result. There are some knowledgeable people on this forum.

    Thanks Philip.

    I've been in the McDonalds a few times and often wondered who the building had been built for.

    Cheers...

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    Holyoake Hall:
    It has that Theatre-ish look about it, I think. Anyway, here's a couple of pics from Summer and a couple of weeks ago (a row of derelict shops has been demolished inbetween the 2 pics, which allows a better view of the left-side of the building). A date of AD 1914 appears in the stonework (of the 'tower' part). A date of 1913 appears on part of the lower building (seen from the right-hand side-street)
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Holyoake Hall:
    It has that Theatre-ish look about it, I think. Anyway, here's a couple of pics from Summer and a couple of weeks ago (a row of derelict shops has been demolished inbetween the 2 pics, which allows a better view of the left-side of the building). A date of AD 1914 appears in the stonework.
    Thanks, Marky.

    There was a dance-hall upstairs.

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    i love that building

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    Default fao mr philip g

    or anyone that has any info or old pics

    do you know what this building is/was?

    it is on the corner of smithdown rd opp the boundary pub

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    It used to be a Bank of England bank - my folks used to work around there at one time.

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    Nice building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Nice building.
    It sticks out like a sore thumb
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    That buildings ****e.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    or anyone that has any info or old pics

    do you know what this building is/was?

    it is on the corner of smithdown rd opp the boundary pub

    It was built in 1904 as the Bank of Liverpool.
    Later renamed Martins Bank.
    Taken over by Barclays Bank.
    It's been a Doctor's Surgery for at least 20 years.

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    many thanks Philip! I knew you would know!

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    hello folks

    im missinformed significant other

    saw this building this morning and would like some info on it if anyone has any
    i think it may have been a pub but i may be wrong

    its at the top of church st
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    It's a very nice building. I don't know what it was originally.
    The Car Phone Warehouse does nothing to enhance the frontage does it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunf View Post
    hello folks

    im missinformed significant other

    saw this building this morning and would like some info on it if anyone has any
    i think it may have been a pub but i may be wrong

    its at the top of church st
    Welcome to the forum.

    This is a tough one!
    It wasn't a bank or a pub, because it would have been marked as such on the OS maps.
    Way back as far as the 1940s, it was an opticians (but it wasn't built as such).
    Kings the opticians still have part of the building.
    Until a couple of years ago they had all the ground floor.

    I thought the building might be Edwardian, but Joseph Sharples mentions it in passing (page 180) and says "possibly 1880s".

    There is a Liver Bird in one of the panels.
    It needs more investigation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunf View Post
    hello folks

    im missinformed significant other

    saw this building this morning and would like some info on it if anyone has any
    i think it may have been a pub but i may be wrong

    its at the top of church st
    ello bunf, welcome
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    Thank you for the info and welcomes everybody.

    Merry Christmas!

    P.S Who is Joseph Sharples?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunf View Post
    Who is Joseph Sharples?
    Joseph Sharples has written "Liverpool".
    One of the new "Pevsner Architectural Series".

    It gives details of all the Listed Buildings in Liverpool.
    The one you're interested in isn't Listed.

    Here it is in about 1890.
    The stucco decorations and new windows were put into this building in Edwardian times.
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    Wow that's amazing!
    Thanks for digging them out

    We have got a few more buildings, just been on a little tour!

    We will post them in the next hour or so.
    P.S Where exactly was the Sailor's Home?

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    We have just been on a little mystery tour, and saw this building in Cornwallis Street.
    I have never seen it before, probably because I never really have any need to venture down that way

    I have just googled it, and found out it was a Public Baths...so I have kinda answered my own question!

    But still an impressive building!
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    bunf,
    The sailors home was in Canning place on the west side.
    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
    Winston Churchill

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    was it here? or am i barking up the wrong tree?
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    heres some more pics from our session this morning
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