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    Default Former Blind school,Hardman st.

    Just looking at this 1929 pic' of the former blind school,police station,etc,in Hardman st.and wondered when the portico went? Was it damaged/removed in WW2?


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    Didn't it get a heavy revamp after the war? todays building has lost most of what that looks like in 1929.

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    I think that might be true,but looking close,on "Streetview",You can make out 1931,on the Hope st. side of the building?

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    And if you go the other end its 1851.

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    And if you look at it in hardman street you'll see bullet holess from a german Messerschmitt or is that Brail for School of the blind

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    Hi steve,

    The photo is of St. Mary's church.

    1908 map - it is recorded as 'St. Mary's Church', with the portico intact.

    1928 map - it is still recorded as a church.

    1955 map - the church has since been demolished, and the School for the Indigent Blind has built a modern extension on the corner site.

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    I can't see that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I can't see that.
    "Indigent" he said not indignant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Hi steve,

    The photo is of St. Mary's church.

    1908 map - it is recorded as 'St. Mary's Church', with the portico intact.

    1928 map - it is still recorded as a church.

    1955 map - the church has since been demolished, and the School for the Indigent Blind has built a modern extension on the corner site.

    Daz
    Thanks for that Daz,didn't realise it was a totally different building! So when did the blind school go,as I only remember it as a police station/H.Q.,and the trade union centre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I can't see that.
    That's just blind ignorance!

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    St Mary's, the Chapel for the School for the Indigent Blind, was designed by John Foster Junior, as his third church commission. The church was originally sited in Hotham street [see map below] and moved later.

    There's a very detailed and well researched piece on St Mary's posted on 'Old Liverpool' group on Flickr here:- http://www.flickr.com/photos/4443567...l-60302053@N00

    John Gage's map of 1835.

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    St Mary's, the Chapel for the School for the Indigent Blind, on Hotham Street, 1829.

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    St Mary's interior, Hardman Street, c.1860

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    Map and illustrations copied from John Foster and Sons, Kings of Georgian Liverpool, by Hugh Hollinghurst.
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