Friday, 24 March 2017

Prudential assurance building (oldham)

terracotta dressings, and red plain tiled roof.
3 storeys raised over basement with attic. 3-window range with
recessed polygonal towers over entrances to each side.
Polished granite plinth and piers to round-arched entrance in
shallow projecting gabled porch.
3 wide round-arched windows to ground floor, each of 3 lights
with small upper panes. Raised lettering "Prudential Assurance
Buildings" over ground floor windows.
3-light mullioned and transomed windows above, with decorative
terracotta paneled architraves and cartouches over each
window. Second floor windows similar. Lozenge frieze below
modillion eaves cornice. New dormer windows in roof, and gable
end stacks. 2-light transomed windows in 3 faces of angle
towers, with decorative terracotta dressings. Attic storey
above cornice, and interlace decoration to atticwindows.
West return of white glazed brick, with long 2-storeyed wing
with 5 wide segment-ally-arched windows and smaller windows to
service range beyond. East return brick and terracotta, with
canted angle to rear gable. Rear range parallel to street
links the two wings.interior of main hall has ornate plaster paneled ceiling and
tiled walls.







Old lift shaft



Peek a boo
Phoenix house







Victorian tiles 







Lift gear

oak paneling 



Down stairs the old night club







Tell him its shut ?








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