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Castle House department store in Sheffield opened in 1964 and was the pride of the Brightside and Carbrook Co-operative Society. Designed by the Co-operative Society in-house architect G S Hay, who took his inspiration from the Sears Roebuck Store in Irving Park, Chicago. The store finally closed its doors in 2006 and was given a Grade II listed status by English Heritage.
The Board Room features original wood paneling. The unique teak veneered horse shoe meeting table was designed for the room and the light canopy reflects the same shape as the table. The inside of the door and the inside of the meeting table feature padded black leather. The drinks cabinet is perhaps a reminder that for some of those important Board Room meetings a privileged few may also have been treated to the odd glass of brandy.
All of the above photographs were taken in September 2014, 8 years after the store closed.
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