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Friday, July 16, 2010

Emerson Chambers in Newcastle

The Baroque style of architecture flourished in the Edwardian era, and numerous examples of this effusive, grandiose style can be found in the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne. The major example of Edwardian extravagance is Emerson Chambers (1903-4) on Blackett Street. This was primarily designed as a restaurant for the innkeeper Robert Emerson Junior, but it also contained a number of offices.

Emerson Chambers is an overpowering fusion of Baroque and Art Nouveau continued......

From: Baroque Extravaganza: Emerson Chambers in Newcastle By Michael Johnson 

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