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Emerson Chambers (1903)
Architects: Simpson, Lawson and Rayne
Location: Blackett Street. Status: Listed Grade II.
Emerson Chambers is - and deserves to be - one of the best known and best loved buildings of Newcastle. It is all the things we dream a building should be - charming, witty and inventive. Put this building together with Benjamin Simpson's other Newcastle creations - Half Moon Chambers, 1 Mosley Street, the Tramways Depot, the shop front at No. 50 Dean Street and possibly Reid's the Jewellers in Blackett Street - then we have a body of such inventive and individual work as to justify celebrating Simpson as Newcastle's Macintosh. It is not a building to describe, but one to enjoy and wonder at. It replaced an 1821 Presbyterian Church known as the "Scotch Church".
Text has been taken from "The Buildings of Grainger Town" by David Lovie.
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