NZ2564 : John Dobson's House, New Bridge Street

taken 9 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

John Dobson's House, New Bridge Street
John Dobson's House, New Bridge Street
The square, white building on the left was built by the architect, John Dobson, as his private house in 1825 and he lived here until his death in 1865.
Tyne and Wear HER(8778): Newcastle, New Bridge Street, No. 49, Dobson House LinkExternal link

It is now part of the 'Liquid & Envy' nightclub whose entrance is on the right. Although this Newcastle night-spot has had many changes of name since, it was from 1925, the Oxford Galleries, famed in both real-life as a popular and stylish Dance Hall and bars, but also in fiction as film locations for 'Get Carter' and the TV series, 'Spender'. It morphed easily into the nightclub scene in the late 1960s as Tiffany's, Studio, Ritzy and Ikon.
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Present-day Newcastle owes much of its architecture to the partnership of Richard Grainger LinkExternal link and John Dobson LinkExternal link
Grainger was a builder who built many important buildings in Newcastle. Dobson was an architect, with whom Grainger worked on many projects. Between 1824 and 1826, Grainger built most of Eldon Square and Blackett Street. In 1829, Dobson and Grainger built Leazes Terrace and Leazes Crescent, and in 1832, they completed the Royal Arcade at the foot of Pilgrim Street.
In 1839, the two men completed their most ambitious project covering 12 acres (49,000 m2) in central Newcastle, on the site of Newe House (also called Anderson Place). They built three new thoroughfares, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street, with many connecting streets, as well as the Central Exchange and the Grainger Market.
Dobson was the one who provided the creative drive behind the project and Grey Street is considered to be his finest creation with its elegant curve. Unfortunately most of old Eldon Square was demolished in the 1960s in the name of progress. The Royal Arcade met a similar fate.
The name, Grainger Town, was first applied to this part of the City Centre in 1991 by the City Council and the Grainger Town Partnership was set up to co-ordinate its regeneration and revitalisation.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 21 January, 2010
Nightclub   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2517 6453 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.4851N 1:36.4989W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2517 6451
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