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This empty but striking building in James Street (by Norman Shaw) is to be converted for use as a hotel. It was once the head office of the White Star line, and later of Pacific Steam Navigation Co. it is to have a Titanic theme, acccording to a press release....

The newspaper report stated that there are war memorial plaques in the building. Does anyone know about them?

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Yes, very useful. The plaque shows a wooden memorial with names of directors and employees of the Booth Shipping Company. It is listed by the National Inventory of War Memorials as no. 52571.

Let us hope it can be kept in situ!

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This empty but striking building in James Street (by Norman Shaw) is to be converted for use as a hotel. It was once the head office of the White Star line, and later of Pacific Steam Navigation Co. it is to have a Titanic theme, acccording to a press release....

The newspaper report stated that there are war memorial plaques in the building. Does anyone know about them?

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I'm as mystified by the '93' as you are, but here's something about the plaques from the UK NIWM ...

http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.52571

Hope you're well :-)

DANG! 3 minutes too late!

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A shame to see grand old buildings whether barracks or what have you turned into some other contemporary purpose, but better that than the 'wrecking ball'

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A shame to see grand old buildings whether barracks or what have you turned into some other contemporary purpose, but better that than the 'wrecking ball'

khaki

Yes better refurbished for a different use than being pulled down.

The old ODEON building in Bolton was demolished to make way for what would if the planning application was to be believed a scaled down version of the "Hilton" tower in Manchester.. Unfortunately this happened just before the financial crash and is now just an overgrown and fenced off eyesore next to the market.The developers did not even have the sense to flatten it completely and use it as acar park.

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