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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.

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    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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