modsocs A-Z of modern manchester

modsocs A-Z of modern manchester

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an alphabet of 20th century greater manchester architecture, from the manchester modernist society. in regular instalments from aldine to zochonis.

S is for Stella Maris

SPosted by Eddy Rhead Fri, February 03, 2012 18:24:04
Stella Maris Seamen's Club and Hostel

Later Salvation Army Hostel

1966

Desmond Williams and Associates

M3 5HP

The Stella Maris was demolished in April 2012. The foundation stone was rescued by the Manchester Modernists and was found to contain a time capsule, inside this was a half crown coin and a scroll commemorating the laying of the foundation stone in 1964.

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Posted by David Fri, September 28, 2012 08:17:08

I found this building quite exciting so was sad to see it go. The council really are clueless if you ask me.

Posted by Eddy Fri, February 10, 2012 12:46:22

It is in the Chapel Street 'Development Corridor'. Its a bit complicated but if you take a mix of the Salvation Army not having much use for the building, a dash of European Funding and a council who's only solution to regeneration is to demolish everything and anything then there is your answer.

Posted by David Fri, February 10, 2012 12:17:56

Why is this being pulled down?