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Report - Greenbank Synagogue, Liverpool - December 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by TrevBish, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. TrevBish

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    Beautiful building this is. Such a shame to see it go to waste and ruin. Hopfully it will be saved soon! Shalom!

    Greenbank synagogue was built in 1936 to a design by architect Alfred Ernest Shennan and consecrated on August 15,1937. It became a refuge for homeless families in the Blitz. This historic city synagogue which closed after 70 years has been saved for future generations.
    The building on Greenbank Drive, Sefton Park, shut for good on January 8 after its congregation dwindled to fewer than 40, with only one service being held a week.
    But its survival is now assured after its listed building status was upgraded to Grade II*, putting it on a par with Croxteth Hall and the Cunard and Port of Liverpool buildings.
    English Heritage agreed the change after a plan emerged to convert the concrete, steel and brick building into apartments.
    The organisation’s report described the synagogue as “one of the finest art deco synagogues in the countryâ€￾.
    It added: “It has an important socio-historic significance as an inter-war synagogue of 1936-7 that represents one of the last free cultural expressions of European Jewry before the Holocaust.â€￾
    The upgrading from grade II to II* status puts the former synagogue in the top 5% of all listed buildings in the country.


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  2. Adders

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    Re: Greenbank Synagogue - Liverpool - December 2014

    Nice images there mate, best I've seen from this place.
     
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    So its still wide open then, and the Jewish Telegraph and the Jewish Community have done Naf all to close it up........ Nice shots though. Any idea whats with the piles of bricks?
     
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    Re: Greenbank Synagogue - Liverpool - December 2014

    Nice set of shots there mate. Its looking like the water is starting to take its toll on the place now.
     
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    Jeez, just noticed the water intrusion. On your 5th photo, part of the roof is missing, but no debris below it, seems to indicate someone is looking after the place, possibly.
     
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    I see the scrolls and pictures have gone AWOL, hopefully finding their way to a good home.
     
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    Re: Greenbank Synagogue - Liverpool - December 2014

    Not sure if they are off the floor or not. I didn't really notice lol.
     
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