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MYRTLE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

Myrtle street baptist church 1875 destroyed by bombs 1941

brainbox

Re: MYRTLE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

Scousemouse wrote:
Myrtle street baptist church 1875 destroyed by bombs 1941



Fantastic photo Scousemouse. Thats the corner of Myrtle St & Hope Street were that new Student block is proposed to be  getting built shortly. The Philharmonic  Pub is just out of shot to the left with the Philharmonic Hall to the right behind the photographer
Barbie

Fab piccy SM. What a fantastic building htat was. Such a shame!
Scousemouse

Barbie wrote:
Fab piccy SM. What a fantastic building htat was. Such a shame!

that must have been a very affluent area in times gone by
brainbox

It certainly was affluent around that area at one time Scousemouse, I was fascinated by the photo of that Church , with the site always being just a dingy Car Park for as long as I remember, so i did a quick bit of reading up of the history around there.
The Philharmonic Hall was at one time surrounded by Churches on all four sides, This Myrtle St Baptist Church being but one of them.
I found out that the church was in fact not destroyed during the war but was purposely demolished just prior to WW2 in 1939 to provide space for the expansion of the adjacent Josephine Butler House , former Cancer Hospital.
Part of the earlier expansion of the Hospital  of circa 1931 can be seen in the pic below behind the now demolished beautiful Josephine  Butler Building which was not listed and which the owners a development company pulled all the facade down days prior to a City Planing department meeting.
After the war  the National health service was formed and future expansion on this site was halted ,and never completed, so it looks like the  1814 Church was demolished needlessly.
, as stated earlier it is now planned to completely clear the whole site and build yet more student accommodation

,, Only the aborted Rear extension block ,seen in this pic still standing ..soon to be demolished too...



.. Note the same gable end of Josephine Butler House in both pics ..

MOJO

Good post SM! I've always wondered what stood on that corner!

That's true,B.B. surrounded by 4 churches,and now,none surviving! Sad

(I've dotted the church sites!)



Map courtesy of Dazmaps inc'! Wink

Josephine Butler house,after being stripped! Mad

Barbie

Good update of info there Beeb and Mojo.
Awwww bummer though, fancy pulling down that gorgeoua building and the house all stripped!  Sad
MOJO

There was another church a couple of hundred yards away,in Hardman st.,St.Philip's,where "Kirkland's"/"The Fly in the Loaf" is now! There must have been some money, spent on religious buildings of all types,then,but not that many remain!

St.Philip's closed in 1882.
brainbox

Thanks for the Daz-Map MOJO thats great.
Whilst looking into the history of the Myrtle Street Baptist Church I also found out that St Mary's Church on the Corner of Hope Street and Hardman Street, demolished around the early 1930s was transported 'brick by brick' from its former site just off Lord Nelson Street , when Lime Street Station was being Extended in the early to mid 1800s
This was a Church associated with The School for the Indigent Blind which was formerly on the site were the Odeon -London Rd was finely built.  This also was demolished and rebuilt adjacent to St Mary on Hardman Street , The building survives to this day and was for a number of years the Police HQ before that organization moved to new premises on the Waterfont by  what is now L1. ... Thanks also for the St Philips photo, I always think That church was built very much in the design of St Anthony's on Scottie Rd.. or vice-versa. Loads of history around that area.
MOJO

brainbox wrote:
Thanks for the Daz-Map MOJO thats great.
Whilst looking into the history of the Myrtle Street Baptist Church I also found out that St Mary's Church on the Corner of Hope Street and Hardman Street, demolished around the early 1930s was transported 'brick by brick' from its former site just off Lord Nelson Street , when Lime Street Station was being Extended in the early to mid 1800s
This was a Church associated with The School for the Indigent Blind which was formerly on the site were the Odeon -London Rd was finely built.  This also was demolished and rebuilt adjacent to St Mary on Hardman Street , The building survives to this day and was for a number of years the Police HQ before that organization moved to new premises on the Waterfont by  what is now L1. ... Thanks also for the St Philips photo, I always think That church was built very much in the design of St Anthony's on Scottie Rd.. or vice-versa. Loads of history around that area.


There's a plaque commemorating the blind school,which I must get a pic' of! St.Philips was one of 3 iron -framed churches,along with St.George's,in Everton.and St. Michael's in Aigburth.

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