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Report - Eldon Grove, Liverpool - March 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Xan_Asmodi, Mar 18, 2011.

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    Grade II listed Eldon Grove was opened in 1912 by the Countess of Derby on behalf of Liverpool City Council as "labourers' dwellings".

    eldon1.jpg
    Undated image from The Scottie Press​

    Peter de Figuereido, historic buildings inspector for English Heritage, said:
    In 2002 the block was given a new hope for continuing use after lying empty since the 90s. From the Liverpool Daily Post:

    This appears to have come to naught, I can find no trace of either company being active today. There appears to be little interest in the site apart from the local scallies and homeless.

    Any way, on with the pictures!

    [1]
    It's immediately obvious by comparing the above picture with the one below, Eldon Grove's fall from grace.
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    [2][3]
    These are the original, unrenovated flats
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    I did find one flat that was more intact than the others.

    [6]
    "AtoZ
    Guide to Merseyside County Council Services"
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    Merseyside County Council was abolished in 1986

    [7]
    The back of the AtoZ...
    The M53 & M56 are shown as uncompleted on this map dating it to pre-1981
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    [8]
    Anyone for a cuppa?
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    [9]
    Paddy must be gutted
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    The renovated flats are, in some ways, in a worse state than the unrenovated ones

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    That's it. Thanks for looking, watch where you tread if you head here.
    Slideshow here
    Flickr set here
     

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