Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 4th December, 2014)

Art Nouveau


Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau building in Leigh.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR-XR200VE)
Views: 3,874

Comment by: MikeW on 4th December 2014 at 00:49

Art Deco more like, the opulent art nouveau architectural style died out around 1910 with the stark and functional modernist art deco style taking over around 1920 and lasting to about 1950.

That's not a 1910 building.

Comment by: Dostaf on 4th December 2014 at 02:01

Art Nouveau?

Surely Art Deco.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Deco

The aerial reminds me of a ship's mast and The Midland Hotel, Morecambe. Also brings to mind the shops that were alongside the Market Hall in Market Street, Wigan.

Comment by: Wigan3r on 4th December 2014 at 07:45

This is the only building left standing that was part of Leigh train station. Some of the platform kerbs are still outside of it in the ground

Comment by: Helen on 4th December 2014 at 08:41

Whatever era it is from, someone had better get it listed or the great gods, powers that be, will turn it into a roundabout !

Comment by: Pw on 4th December 2014 at 09:00

Railway station? It was a bus station.

Comment by: Roy on 4th December 2014 at 09:15

Which mode of transport did you use to take this one Mick, bike, bus or car? Unusual building, i dont know what to make of it, definately not seen it before, now that i know where it is i'll keep my eyes open next time i'm in Leigh.

Comment by: Alan on 4th December 2014 at 09:16

Great advert Mick, and photo.

Comment by: Giovanni on 4th December 2014 at 09:46

An interesting building.
The flat roofs were typical of Art Deco buildings and I'm scratching my brain to think of any in Wigan (still standing)!

Comment by: Johnny on 4th December 2014 at 09:49

That building is surely Cusine Nouveau! The flat roof means you can eat your dinner on it!

Comment by: Pw on 4th December 2014 at 10:21

I am sure there was another similar building at Atherton Pnnch Bowl they belonged to the L.U.T. Nice photo

Comment by: A.W. on 4th December 2014 at 10:49

I agree with Dostaf, it looks ready to sail away.

Comment by: Ron D on 4th December 2014 at 11:10

There is a block of flats half way up Wigan lane on the left.I have always thought it out of place there.Been there as long as I can remember .I took a pick of it but did not send it in ,The sun was not quite in the correct position.I think you would say it was Art and DECK. .

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 4th December 2014 at 11:12

Wouldn`t like to live in the house opposite that!!

Comment by: Dave on 4th December 2014 at 12:52

Where's the white van?

Comment by: Ron D on 4th December 2014 at 13:11

There are allot of these run up and down the prom at Blackpool.

Comment by: Alan on 4th December 2014 at 14:44

You don't know Leigh do you Jean F Wales, the Taxi rank is in the towns shopping centre. No houses at all.

Comment by: Garry on 4th December 2014 at 14:47

Some people don't know anywhere else outside Wigan...they're lost.

Comment by: MikeW on 4th December 2014 at 14:56

The old Debenhams building on Standishgate has more than a hint art deco about it but perhaps the best example in the area is Monument Mansions at the bottom of Wigan lane.

Comment by: David on 4th December 2014 at 16:51

It has one questionable design element of an Art Deco style building. It certainly isn't Art Nouveau.

Comment by: Aubrey on 4th December 2014 at 17:05

Dostaf,
Was The Midland Hotel at Morecambe once Middleton Towers Holiday Camp? That also resembled a ship.

Comment by: Dostaf on 4th December 2014 at 18:57

Aubrey.

The Midland at Morecambe was a hotel built by The Midland Railway. Recently renovated by 'Urban Splash'.

http://midlandvintage.co.uk/history.htm

As seen in an episode of Poirot.

Comment by: Ken R on 4th December 2014 at 19:27

Ron D, hang onto your front door before they take you away in a white van with a clanging bell on top.

Comment by: Anne on 4th December 2014 at 19:36

Old Debenhams and the corner building definitely more Georgian style.

Comment by: kevan on 4th December 2014 at 21:08

Dostaf, surely it is a submarine that has just surfaced!

Comment by: Aubrey on 4th December 2014 at 21:20

Dostaf,
Thank you. I was too hasty in my last comment. The holiday camp apparently lies derelict.

Comment by: orrellite on 10th December 2014 at 18:48

this building was the LUT bus station office etc on King Street, it was about 50% bigger but was cut down for the new link road

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.