SJ8497 : A gay doorway

taken 1 year ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

A gay doorway
A gay doorway
The doorway to the former offices and textile warehouse on Canal Street SJ8497 : Canal Street of M Nairn & Co, carpet and linoleum manufacturers. The company had started their business in Kirkcady NT2892 : M. Nairn and Co. in the 1870s. By the 1880s they had warehouses in London, Glasgow and Paris as well as Manchester and Kirkcaldy.

The motto in the top frieze reads USQUI CONABOR. Perhaps the I is a stonemason's error. "Usque Conabor" is the motto of Kirkcaldy High School and translates as "I will try to do my utmost".

Between the two windows above the doorway is a coat of arms SJ8497 : A Scottish coat of arms in Manchester.

The building is now is home to the Kiki nightclub LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Former (from Tags)
Linoleum Warehouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8444 9792 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6663N 2:14.1549W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8444 9791
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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