Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 4th December, 2014)
Art Deco more like, the opulent art nouveau architectural style died out around 1910 with the stark and functional modernist art deco style taking over around 1920 and lasting to about 1950.
That's not a 1910 building.
Surely Art Deco.
The aerial reminds me of a ship's mast and The Midland Hotel, Morecambe. Also brings to mind the shops that were alongside the Market Hall in Market Street, Wigan.
This is the only building left standing that was part of Leigh train station. Some of the platform kerbs are still outside of it in the ground
Whatever era it is from, someone had better get it listed or the great gods, powers that be, will turn it into a roundabout !
Railway station? It was a bus station.
Which mode of transport did you use to take this one Mick, bike, bus or car? Unusual building, i dont know what to make of it, definately not seen it before, now that i know where it is i'll keep my eyes open next time i'm in Leigh.
Great advert Mick, and photo.
An interesting building.
The flat roofs were typical of Art Deco buildings and I'm scratching my brain to think of any in Wigan (still standing)!
That building is surely Cusine Nouveau! The flat roof means you can eat your dinner on it!
I am sure there was another similar building at Atherton Pnnch Bowl they belonged to the L.U.T. Nice photo
I agree with Dostaf, it looks ready to sail away.
There is a block of flats half way up Wigan lane on the left.I have always thought it out of place there.Been there as long as I can remember .I took a pick of it but did not send it in ,The sun was not quite in the correct position.I think you would say it was Art and DECK. .
Wouldn`t like to live in the house opposite that!!
Where's the white van?
There are allot of these run up and down the prom at Blackpool.
You don't know Leigh do you Jean F Wales, the Taxi rank is in the towns shopping centre. No houses at all.
Some people don't know anywhere else outside Wigan...they're lost.
The old Debenhams building on Standishgate has more than a hint art deco about it but perhaps the best example in the area is Monument Mansions at the bottom of Wigan lane.
It has one questionable design element of an Art Deco style building. It certainly isn't Art Nouveau.
Was The Midland Hotel at Morecambe once Middleton Towers Holiday Camp? That also resembled a ship.
The Midland at Morecambe was a hotel built by The Midland Railway. Recently renovated by 'Urban Splash'.
As seen in an episode of Poirot.
Ron D, hang onto your front door before they take you away in a white van with a clanging bell on top.
Old Debenhams and the corner building definitely more Georgian style.
Dostaf, surely it is a submarine that has just surfaced!
Thank you. I was too hasty in my last comment. The holiday camp apparently lies derelict.
this building was the LUT bus station office etc on King Street, it was about 50% bigger but was cut down for the new link road