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Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 20: Byres Road

There’s almost no Art Deco in Glasgow’s Byres Road.

There’s a new Nardini’s ocupying a street corner site – but that’s only within the last five years and is only a facade over the older building. I featured it here. (Compare with the Largs original.)

When I was there in October 2017 I did, though, spot the glass above these doors:-

Byres Road Deco

Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 19: Kilmarnock Road

The taller one to the right is a bit worse for wear now.

Art Deco Buildings, Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow

Upper tier. Strong horizontals and verticals. Rule of three in upper windows:-

Upper Tier, Art Deco Building, Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow

Building to left:-

Facade, Art Deco Building, Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 40 (iii): Greenbank, Helensburgh

Greenbank is a classic Art Deco house in Helensburgh – once West Dunbartonshire but now – after the Tories gerrymandered Scottish council areas in 1976 in an attempt to bolster their representation, not that that’s how it turned out – in Argyll and Bute

Strong horizontals and verticals, rounded canopy and balcony, appears to be Critall windows still. They’ve not been “poked out” anyway. It looks more like cream than white rendering, though, but that’s okay:-

Greenbank, Helensburgh

The colour scheme reminds me of Wolverton in Silver End.

Greenbank, Helensburgh

A side view:-

Side View, Greenbank, Helensburgh

Glasgow’s Art Deco Heritage 18: Langside

Not even a stone’s throw from the Battlefield Monument but just about that from Langside Hill Church lies this brick-built Art Deco building. I don’t know what it was when it was built but it’s now a supermarket.

There are many Deco hallmarks: horizontals, verticals, glass bricks, rule of three, canopy. I was delighted to see it and have the chance to photograph it:-

Art Deco, Langside

A different angle reveals the building is a Tesco Express. There’s even a curved wall this side:-

Art Deco Tesco Shop, Langside, Glasgow

Curved wall close-up:-

Curved Wall Deco Feature, Langside, Glasgow

Door surround:-

Deco Door Surround, Langside, Glasgow

Former Woolworths Stores in East London

Pictures shamelessly stolen from diamond geezer’s post. (I’ve only included the Art Deco buildings.)

572-574 Roman Road, Bow, E3 5ES:-

Former Woolies, Roman Road, Bow, E3 5ES

Hackney, 333/337 Mare Street, E8 1HY:-

Former Woolies, 333/337 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HY

72-76 High Street North, East Ham, E6 2JL:-

Former Woolies, 72-76 High Street North,  East Ham, E6 2JL

Birkdale Clubhouse

This photo of the Royal Birkdale Golf Club clubhouse was for some reason on display in Liverpool when I was there. As I recall it was on the walls of the Cavern Club but it might just have been in a shop window. (I photographed the photo.)

Photo of Birkdale Golf Club Clubhouse

This slightly longer shot is also on Flick (by snowinp):-

Royal Birkdale - 1-6-2010 - 019

A sid eview of the clubhouse from Wikipedia (Photo by David Long, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9208800)

Art Deco in Liverpool (viii) George’s Dock Ventilation and Control Station

I’ve probably barely scratched the surface of Art Deco in Liverpool as I only really was in the city centre. I know I’ve missed the former Speke Airport now named after John Lennon (see, among other buildings here.) Then there’s this beezer on Bold Street – a piece of higher Art Deco would be difficult to find.

Still, there was one final building near the waterfront that shouted deco. George’s Dock Ventilation and Control Station – seen below with the Royal Liver Building in the background.

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station,  Liverpool,

Seen from Strand Street:-

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station,  Liverpool from Strand Street

Figure decoration detail:-

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool, Detail

Upper levels detail:-

More Detail, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

Tower detail:-

Tower, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

From Brunswick Street:-

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool from Brunswick Street

Note green lamp standards and small shelter in this closer view:-

George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

Surrounding railings and detail:-

Railings and Detail, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

Door and window detail:-

Door and Window Detail, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

As its name implies it was built as a ventilating station – for the Mersey (road) tunnel. Yet this plaque commemorating the Liverpool Overhead Railway was on one of its external walls

Plaque, George's Dock Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

Brunswick Street Aspect full aspect. (Stitch of two photos to get it all in):-

George's Dock Brunswick Street Aspect, Ventilation and Control Station, Liverpool

This very similar building was a bit further into the city centre – near the famous Cavern Club. I presume it’s also a ventilation tower:-

Art Deco Tower, North John Street, Liverpool

Art Deco in Liverpool (vii) Royal Court Theatre

Another impressive Art Deco theatre in Liverpool. Again my photo was snatched while passing on a bus tour:-

Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

The photo below is from the theatre’s Wikipedia page:-

Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

This view is from the John Turner Construction Group who have been given a refurbishment contract:-

Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

And this is from manchesterhistory.net. The link has a few more pictures showing details of the building:-

Royal Court Theatre Liverpool

Art Deco in Liverpool (vi) Modern Deco

This is clearly not a building from the 1920 or 1930s but it definitely has Deco style much like the MI5/MI6 building in London or the UCAS building in Cheltenham.

A Modern Art Deco Building, Liverpool

Art Deco in Liverpool (v) Various

Viewed from a bus tour.

A Chinese restaurant, very minor deco:-

Art Deco Building, Liverpool

Art Deco, Liverpool

“The Lighting Centre,” but it seemed to be closed:-

More Liverpool Art Deco

The building below is not strictly in Liverpool as it’s across the Mersey but I photographed it from Liverpool. I was told it’s a fume extraction tower for the Mersey Tunnel:-

Extraction Tower

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