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Report - Olympia Furnishings (Liverpool, Nov, 2017)

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
The Olympia Furnishings Co. building (53.415387, -2.958799) sits alone on the side of West Derby Road. Old OS maps show it originally had neighbours, now demolished, accounting for its odd parallelogram shape in plan view. It seems to have been vacant for about five years judging from a calendar in the office. Pictures go from the basement up.



The front door is set back a couple of yards from the roller shutters, and the concrete slab forming the floor of this section has fallen into the basement taking a cabinet with it. Nothing much else down here apart from a hearth and a short tunnel under the pavement, maybe for coal.



On the ground floor we have an office plus mostly empty rooms with a few pieces of furniture.












On the first floor, more furniture at one end.









The other end may have been a dentists at some point judging from the journal found in a cupboard, along with a bunch of invoices for dental equipment, all 1921/22. Here we also have extra sets of stairs and partitioning, some scraps of wallpaper and a better-quality fire-surround.















The building as a whole evidently has some serious structural problems, seemingly stitched together with angle iron and wall plates.



On the top floor the lighting department at one end and possibly upholstery at the other. In the central section a green wheelie bin full of rainwater (thats 150 Kg or more) sits on the rotten floor, waiting to take you on a rapid trip to the basement.






On the front door over the chasm.



Had junior been along for this trip he would probably have rated this “5/10 for an entry-level derp”.
 
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urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#4
Encouragement appreciated, although posts will tail off soon due to lack of time and daylight.

Funny you should mention wallpaper, I'm considering doing an entire post about this in a week or so.
 

dweeb

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#5
Just buy a torch and light paint, don't let the dark nights spoil the run!

Yes to wallpaper post, I can defo contribute to that... I've got many a photo of scraps I've spotted over the last ten years!