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Keywords Change this

Concrete, Geometric, Glass

Project timeline

1963 – 1965

Type

Residential

Location Change this

Ullet Road
L17 2AD Liverpool
United Kingdom

Current state

Original

Architect Change this

Client Change this

Liverpool City Council

Lathbury House Change this

Liverpool, United Kingdom
by Rowse and Harker Change this

Lathbury House

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Lathbury House is a classic 1960s architectural composition. This is the best part of it i.e. the geometric staircase with cut-outs and the heavy looking water tank housing overhead.

It was designed as part of the City Councils new "Hostels for the Elderly" programme in about 1963-65. The architects were local Liverpool firm Rowse and Harker (although Rowse was ill and died around this time and probably had no part in this design). The building cost £101,000 and housed 52 residents. It was built in the grounds of "Croxteth Lodge" , an old mansion house acquired for the same development programme about fifteen years earlier.

The white external handrail on the outside pavement, the white door and screen alongside and the canopy are all later additions and not part of the original design.

Sources

  • Flickr

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