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Darlington Street, Wolverhampton
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Darlington Street, Wolverhampton
1912, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, Uploaded by janes at 2011/02/21
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What was this building built for? Was it a shop/offices/a house

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janes
Janes commented Sep 15, 2013:

That's a good idea. One of us will have a look as you suggest, Kate. Elegant shops/offices they must have been. It would be nice to see a photo from the early twentieth century

KateHW
Katehw commented Sep 14, 2013:

Over a year later I return to this topic!  I happened to be wandering past this building today, and had a good look.  The shop window frames of 'The Sleep Shop' are almost certainly original. The area of paving from the frontage to the doorway would, I think, have originally been of small coloured tiles, quite probably with the name of the shop inset. And the red door was open, so I peeked inside, trying to look casual, and there is a hallway with a staircase, again typical of the period, leading upstairs.  So I'm quite confident that this was built as a set of chambers over two shops.  I must remember to have a look in the Wolverhampton Red Book for 1913/1914 - that should tell us a bit more.

KateHW
Katehw commented Sep 15, 2012:

Look as it would have been a set of chambers (ie small offices) to me!

Stuart_g
Stuart_g commented Jul 17, 2012:

Well I had a quick look and found this picture in the Wolverhampton as it was group on Flickr. A 1950s picture of Dralington Street which does show the building. It looks like the RH shop was possibly a clothes shop/tailor? (you can just about see if you zoom in)

http://flic.kr/p/8BS6M6

Stuart_g
Stuart_g commented Jul 17, 2012:

I wonder if it's possible to find it in an earlier picture. Now there's a task! It is dated 1912 as can be seen.

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