Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Emerson Chambers, Blackett Street

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Emerson Chambers in Blackett Street was designed by architect Benjamin Simpson and was constructed in 1903 ; it is currently occupied by Waterstones book shop.
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Blackett Street was built in 1824 along the line of the northern stretch of the old city wall.
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11 comments:

  1. Interesting building. The wide angle perspective works well here.

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  2. Where on earth did you take this from? Was it Grey's Monument?

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  3. B, yes, on one of the rare days it was open, C

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  4. What a fantastic roof! And an amazing point of view!

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  5. WOW! Stunning photo! I love the top of that building! Great angle as well!

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  6. Thanks - it took me ages to figure out (and then of course it seemed obvious).

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  7. I remember when Mawson, Swan and Morgan were there. I never realised you could climb Grey's Monument.

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  8. does anyone know the reason that this building was built??

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  9. Anon'; it was almost certainly built as offices ; see: http://www.northumbria.info/Pages/emerson.htmlt

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