SJ8398 : Waldorf House, Cooper Street, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Waldorf House, Cooper Street, Manchester
Waldorf House, Cooper Street, Manchester
A particularly rich confection whose facade, Pevsner thought, was too crowded, and whose details "fail to cohere". Us lesser mortals can probably just say, "ooh that's nice". Venetian Gothic, with ranks of paired windows, pilasters, statues in niches, all crowned by a richly-carved shallow pediment itself topped by a female figure (SJ8398 : Detail of Waldorf House, Cooper Street, Manchester). It was built by W. Mangnall in 1863 for the Freemasons and hence the facade incorporates Masonic emblems (apparently, I wouldn't know, they won't have me). Grade II listed.
It is now offices, with a bar in the basement I believe. I have heard that it was partly owned by George Best in the 1960s when it was a restaurant.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8399 9806 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7410N 2:14.5621W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8399 9809
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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